NMO Mount on a 2018 Chevy Silverado

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  1. KE8AUO

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    I currently have my antenna mounted using the Comnet no hole fender bracket on my 2018 Silverado. I want to move to the roof of my truck. Utilizing an NMO mount. Looking for some info on location of the factory wiring for the the overhead reading lights.
  2. AI7PM

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    Pull a dome light or one corner of the headliner and have a look. More importantly than avoiding the reading lights, route the coax BEHIND any airbag hardware you find, and it's not hard. Sorry, no recent GM experience, and, it was easy enough on the Fords and Ram I've done.
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  3. KE8AUO

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    Thank you AI7PM for the advice.
  4. K7PNW

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    Dome light access is the easiest, but WATCH OUT for air bags and associated wiring!!!!!
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  5. K9PHT

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    I did this with my F150 Truck mounting NMO mounts on the door edge.. The antenna moves out just alittle when opening the rear doors.. Has great operations here and no holes drilled haha.. My radios main chassis are mounted under the rear seat of the truck and controls heads up on the center console.

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    No holes drilled except on the bed rail for the LITTLE TARHEEL II mount. All works great... I can tune my TARHEEL HF antenna from inside the truck... My favorite bands is 80M/40M… Even my console side has no holes drilled.. Control heads mounted to plastic panel and all VELCROed in place... The KENWOOD Speakers are mounted to a piece of wood that is sitting in the driver door glove box...

    Roy Ken
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2020

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