MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Giovanni on Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:01 am

Hi all,

Here I have a 2017 D/C MQ with tub.
Has anyone fitted a aux. battery and or remoted CB/HAM radios behind the back set i.e. where the jack etc are stored.
How did you route the cables,coax into that area?
I note there are cabin vents on the rear side panels,maybe through there and out under the cab?

cheers from across the ditch
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Geoff3DMN on Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:17 am

*Following this post with interest*

I'd like to do the same thing myself (sorry no help here).
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Zwagerman9 on Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:42 am

Also interested. Which batteries people used for sizing etc? Or would a battery box fit.
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Lastchance57 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:14 pm

When fitting my long range tank I had to remove the plastic guard from in the back wheel arch to allow access to the fuel filler/breather lines. I noticed that there is a plastic grommet in the back of the cab that would be ideal for running cables through. No doubt this could be located on the inside of the cab once the lining was shifted or removed.
Wish I had found it before struggling to run cabling through the floor with other factory installed cables!
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Giovanni on Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:11 pm

Lastchance57 thanks.
Next time I go through town I'll call into the Mitsi dealer and take some pix of a MQ cab chassis on the lot
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Lastchance57 on Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:10 pm

Just a quick update after I reacquainted myself with what's actually there. The grommet would be in the tub front, but, there is a rubber plug/ grommet at low level on the cab. It appears to have the cable for the fuel flap release and possibly some other cable. This may be adequate for the proposed purpose. I'm not sure if this is accessible from inside the cab though.
I reckon best bet is to do as you have suggested above and take a few reference photos.
Sure beats relying on memory, especially if it's mine!
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby tommydadog on Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:51 am

I've run power cables and audio cables for my sub behind the rear seats using the door floor trims, there's a channel that runs down there on both side from front to back, routed the cables up through the trim panel of the rear seats.

In the front near the passenger fuses there is a grommet with a cable loom going through it, you can poke cable in there and pull it through from under wheel well then back into the bonnet next to the battery.

You do have to remove the fender flaring and the wheel well covers to do this.
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Giovanni on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:54 am

Thanks for your replies, however I am trying to avoid running HF/VHF and UHF coaxial cables runs near existing cable runs and looms. I removed the rear passenger side panel which has vent slots for inspection.
With a tub fitted on the back the vent entry point idea looks awkward.
So there it is, a 20mm? grommet carrying just the fuel door release cable.
This grommet looks capable of enclosing 2 coax cables and a 16mm? battery + cable.
Other wise I will go with my original plan, a 25mm hole punch through the floor pan behind the rear seat.
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Michael.Finch on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:32 pm

Following.

HF and VHF/UHF for the 857D and UHF CB and the 12v power cable for me.

Drill/Hole saw and silicone by the looks.

:-)

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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Giovanni on Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:00 am

Michael.Finch wrote:Following.
HF and VHF/UHF for the 857D and UHF CB and the 12v power cable for me.
Mike


Similar install planned.

Where are you intending to remote the head units?
For safety reasons while mobile I am not happy with the head units down low so the only place I can see is centred atop the dash.
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Giovanni on Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:00 am

Michael.Finch wrote:Following.
HF and VHF/UHF for the 857D and UHF CB and the 12v power cable for me.
Mike


Similar install planned.

Where are you intending to remote the head units?
For safety reasons while mobile I am not happy with the head units down low so the only place I can see is centred atop the dash.
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Re: MQ Getting wires behind back seat.

Postby Michael.Finch on Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:22 am

Not sure yet Giovanni.

The UHF CB screen is in the Microphone, so no problem there.

The 857 remote head will be down low unless I can think of a way of keeping the heat off it high up, which is nigh on impossible, so it'll probably be low.

Still thinking about it. May take me weeks to decide. I like to take my time.

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