Uniden 520 Install?

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I looked over Slee's instructions, but I'm not clear on what all I have to do to get this bugger to fit. The radio seems to be about 1/4" too wide for the ash tray holder. Also, do I need to trim down the two screw mounts on the dash below the radio, because I can't see how this thing is going to fit without cutting off those mounts 1/2 way--to the point that I won't be able to get a screw in there again. Is the 520 bigger than the 510 or something?
 

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Go get the Dremel & start triming.

I installed the wifes CB on a Sat morning & was a piece of cake....take your time & it will turn out slick.

Most people get in her truck & ask if that was factory??
 
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So what did you have to do to the ash tray holder to make it fit?
It seems that if I bend it outwards the screw holes won't line up anymore.
 

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Remove the metal insert I have shown in the picture.

Then after install this is what it would look like...wifes CB is a Maxon but measurements should be close...I have a 510 & measurements were almost same.
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TiredIronGRB said:
Here's another option, works great for any occupant and the mic holder is out of the way with no cable flopping around.

Thats a good idea, what did you do to bolt the cb to the plastic?
 

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Pete483e483 said:
Wait, so you do or don't use that metal insert?
Agreed - then the tabs don't need trimming? Could possibly reinstall ash tray for some godforbidden reason?
 

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That's nuts?
Now where do you put your ashes?
Do re-install the ash tray somewhere else?
Pictures?

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Didn't you know smoking is bad for your health :flipoff2:
I always see ppl flick the ashes and butt out the window anyway. :doh:

And there is still the ash tray in the very back passenger side :grinpimp:
 
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I went a different route mounting mine. I got one with PA capability - mainly cause some people on the trails around here will do stupid s*** and get in the way. Had one in a heap come down on me while I was trying to turn around at the bottom of a hill and almost hit me. Anyway, it's a cobra 19DX IV which is too big for the ashtray. So I ripped out the stupid built in phone, and put it in it's place.
 
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