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Old 03-30-2012, 07:33 PM
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Edge CTS custom mounting

Today i was trying to find a place to mount my new Edge Insight CTS. I've only had it a couple days and hated the windshield mount. It is big and ugly. Plus just sitting there says "STEAL ME". And i didn't want to remove it every time i got out of my truck.
After some time contemplating what to do, i decided i was going to mount it over the top of the vent to the right of the steering wheel. Being that i never use those vents ever anyways. After pulling dash and removing vent i realized it wasn't going to work very well, as the vent opening in the dash is just a tad to big, leaving just a little bit of the Velcro to stick to. I could see it falling off easily. That's when it hit me, Mount it behind the dash in the vent opening.


Went to the store in my Jeep to get the essentials



After pulling the dash, I separated the grill assembly from the dash by removing 3 screws.



i did have to dremel down one of the screw holes and a little tab.



after that, i cleaned it up and installed Velcro and mounted the CTS



I then used some Duct tape for its intended purpose and covered the vent



Ran the CTS cable up and reinstalled the dash. The gear shifter is in the "D" position




I didnt have to trim any of the vent opening at all, so i can reinstall the grille with 2 of the 3 screws if i ever decide to sell my truck.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:37 PM
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That was a really good idea but I love my air vents to much. I live in Florida and its always to hot to give one up lol

But really good idea though
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:40 PM
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I live in Washington, So i just need to make sure my wiper blades are good
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:40 PM
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Man that looks great !
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:43 PM
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My only question is how well is it held in there ? Like can you push on the screen good and not worry about it popping out ?
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Wow! Very nice! I agree with TheFordman though... in Georgia, it gets way too freaggin hot to not have ALL vents blasting ice cold A/C. But seriously, you did a great job. Looks very clean, looks factory!
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:45 PM
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i was able to push on it pretty good. im thinking about making a bracket to go from screw hole to the other just in case though.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:45 PM
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Looks clean man nice job!

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i am moving to Montana so i may be using this idea. looks great and the fact that you didn't have to trim any outer appearance pieces its great. time for trade in or sale just revert back to stock. nice work man
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:52 PM
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Yup, just keep the grille in a safe place in the garage.
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