Radio install in 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio' started by KD2KRC, Jun 3, 2016.

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  1. KD2KRC

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    Can anyone provide some advice on installing a radio in a 2015 Jeep Cherokee? I am thinking of a Yaesu FT 7900R with the head on a gooseneck. I understand the battery for this jeep is under the passenger seat so I thought installing the radio under the right rear passenger seat might work. Would like some advice before I buy a rig and start installing. Thanks!
  2. W9II

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    Hi Gregory,

    I have a 2012 jeep Cherokee with the battery under the seat and it works fine. But it does take a little
    work. Just make sure its fused close to the battery. Most of the radio manufactures power cords with
    the smaller ring terminals (#8 or #10) can get on the edge of the battery terminal clamp.
    On mine I had to take the battery out to get the positive lead on and slide it back in.
    Panavise makes a nice rig holder if you use the remote separation kit
    I had tio file my radio bezel underneath to fit it nicely, but noone see it if removed and you sell the car.

    73 Joel w9ii
  3. W7EDC

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    The GRAND Cherokee has the battery under the passenger seat. The Cherokee (smaller/fiat influenced) has the battery in the engine compartment.

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