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Installing an Amateur Radio Transceiver

I am wanting to install a small transceiver on the right side of the center console near the bottom of the dash. I am speaking of the part of the console on the passenger side. I need 2 drill 4 small holes for the mounting bracket. Are there any wires or other stuff I need to be aware of? (I have the 4door extended cab with 2 separate front seats and a console between them that runs up into the dash).

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Before you drill, I would DEF suggest that you take the console up & out, and inspect under it where you want to place your receiver. My reason is as follows: Under the console, there is the main ECU for the air bag system, with a bunch of wires going to & from it. Damaging just one of these wires may compromise your air bag system. A very expensive undertaking, as "repairs" to the air bag wiring harness are NOT recommended. Replacement of a damaged harness would be the correct path of repair. You may not encounter any of these wires, BUT, it is much better to be sure of what you may encounter where you are going to drill.

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