Install Tips Outback Interior 4x4 Roof Console Gearshifters 4X4

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Fitting Up Your Console

Having fitted hundreds of Outback Interior Roof Consoles Gearshifters 4x4 have seen all of the stumbles a lot of DIY installers come across as they fit their consoles and UHF  Radios.
The first and greatest Tip we can give you is to read the Install Instructions thoroughly  as this is the process you must follow to get a perfect fit. Read them many times if necessary to get a proper understanding of how and what you need to install.
We have had many people tell us that the bolts to attach the console to the rear brackets are to short. This is caused by not installing these bolts into the rear brackets first, doing this makes starting these bolt easy and creates the best fit.
The LED Lights in the Console come pre-wired and connect to the wiring in the centre interior light of your vehicle. This allows the lighting three options, to work on the doors open, to be individually switched on or off, or use the kill switch to have them all to be off. A good tip is to test the lights before you mount up the console this will save you the trouble of having to undo all bolts and to remove the console. If the lights are not working on the three methods it is recommended the wires be changed over as it is often the cause of the LED Lights not working as they should. Remember to wire up as detailed in the instructions. Before you bolt up the console the next thing to consider is the installation of your UHF Radio and antenna.
This will require getting the three required cables and wiring up to the space in the console that fits your UHF. Check that you have the correct surround insert to suit your particular Radio  and this is normally supplied free with your console purchase as it is with any console purchased from Gearshifters 4X4. The console comes with a standard din size UHF Insert if you have a smaller UHF the insert fits inside the Din sized insert. Do this first.
We recommend a direct power feed and earth from your battery to your UHF Radio. This means you will always be able to use your radio even if you lost your keys as it is not wired to the accessory side of the ignition switch. 
You will need approx 4 metres of both red and black 5mm wire for this purpose and these are pulled through the battery side of the vehicle's wire-wall. A large grommet takes the main harness through the fire-wall and you can use a phillips screw driver to create a hole in the grommet large enough to take the two wires along with the antenna cable through it. To make it simple use a wire coat hanger to pull the cables through this hole.
To get the wires and cables up to the console it will be necessary to remove the kick panel and the windscreen pillar interior trim to get easy access to run the wires and cable. Most batteries are located on the left side of the vehicle so it will be the left hand side of the vehicle the trims are removed from. As a few vehicles have a right hand mounted battery check under the bonnet first to establish the side it is and then use this side to run your wires.
It is a good tip to remove the interior sun visor on the side of the vehicle you are working as this will make the job much easier and requires only a phillips screw driver to remove. Don't forget to leave enough wire to later connect to the positive and negative sides of your battery and also enough cable to position the antenna in its mounting position. A good tip is to mount the antenna first. 
By following these easy tips you will install the console and UHF easily but remember if you do strike trouble that you can't get past Gearshifters 4x4 are there to help you through it, just call 1800 Gearshifters and we will guide you through it. Yes all part of our customer service.






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