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VF Sportwagon UHF install | Retained accessory power (RAP) | Surveillance mode

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by deltach1, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. deltach1

    deltach1 New Member

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    Hey guys, I've got an SV6 sportwagon and have a remote head UHF. I have 3 questions that hopefully someone has come across.

    1. Is there Retained accessory power in the boot with the battery to power the radio?

    2. Is there a grommet or a way to get the coax through the firewall to the boot?

    3. Surveillance mode - has anyone been able go install a switch or similar? apparently it only needs to be grounded for it to be active? just wondering if anyone could shed any light on this one?

    Thanks in advance, Adam.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    wish i could help, not many uhf cbs fitted to cars these days, lots of plastic not easy to mount but remote head helps
    not as easy as the old days either running a wire to the fuse and box under the dash
    30 odd years ago cars were often fitted with 27meg charlie baker cbs,
    any body copy, any young yls copy for a eye ball,10-4 break break, those were the days
     
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    I have a UHF with remote head mounted in my VF sedan. I found a RAP fuse in the fuse box, used a plug to plug into it and ran that to a relay... then ran a heavier duty wire from the battery through the relay and into the UHF (mine is a commercial radio and pulls more amps). I mounted the brains in the boot and ran the cable to the remote head/mic inside, very easy in the sedan as you just slide it between the side of the rear seat and it's open to the boot. The wagon would of course be a little different, but I imagine the fusebox (if there's one at the rear) has the same RAP fuse in int?
     

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