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Mounting CB Radio in dash Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005

Here is how I mounted a CB radio in-dash in a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Nobody makes a bracket to mount 2 radios in dash, so I had to make a custom bracket. Not too difficult, just make sure to get the holes lined up & bend it right. Was important to get the 2 radios close together vertically so they will both fit into the opening. Still needed to slightly trim the plastic Metra faceplace a little bit. It was helpful to have that kit, even though I did not use all the parts. I put the CB on the bottom so the mic cord would not block access to the stereo.

I chose a President Johnson II CB radio because of 3 stand out features; ASC automatic squelch, front facing speaker, and built in SWR meter, which is really helpful so you don’t have to pull the radio out of the dash just to adjust the SWR.

I made a custom antenna mount and U-bolted it to the roof rack. Later added a Lift & Lay stud mount, so the antenna can fold down.

Finished job

 

custom bracket – the left & right are different

Had to work to get both radios closer to fit into the dash

had to trim the Metra plastic faceplate

Top view, L brackets

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

Metra H-6510 bracket, mostly just for trim

Finished view

In without cover

Top angle view in dash

Side view

Side view. Note it needs to stick out like this

After pulled stereo out

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2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

Made a custom antenna mount bracket

FireRing antenna wire for clean look

Factory assembly tape

Drilled through factory hole, easy

Factory assembly tape

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

Side view

Top view

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

2005 JGC CB radio & stereo installation in dashboard

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