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Re: \'99 Tahoe Stereo Install
I'm almost postive crutch sends that adapter. That is definitely the way to go. Crutch's prices aren't great, but they give you all you need, and support their sales with tech support.
As far as running the cable, it depends on how much of the interior you feel like taking apart, how much cable you have, and if anything interferes with the signal. I don't really know what would interfere with that signal, but i know you want to stay away from power wires and motors with normal antenna cables, so you might want to research that.
I think the easiest way to run it is to remove the kick panel, run it through the dash and down through the kickpanel area on the pasenger side (there just seems to be less wiring on teh pside). Then remove the door sill plate, and run it under the edge of the carpet to the door pilar. I forget if you have the 2 door or 4 door, so if you have a 2 door, skip the next step. stuff the wire under the pilar trim panel, remove the back door sill plate, and continue tucking under carpet. When you get that far, just keep taking off trim panels or stuffing wire. Haven't gone that far before! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
From what i've taken apart in the rear of my truck (putting in speakers), there is a lot of reinforcement (metal subframe type things) under the roof above the headliner. So getting to the 3rd brakelight may be hard from the inside. You have to pull the headliner down a little, so here goes the instructions for that:
Remove whatever handles/hooks are mounted to the roof in the rear (not sure whats on a tahoe). Next, remove the sill plate on the bottom. Then remove the 2 pieces of the side plastic trim from each side. After those are removed, the top sill plate just pops out if i remember correctly. Then i'd remove the brakelight from the roof and see if you can see through. I really feel that its not that big of a deal to just drill the hole in the roof where ever you want the antenna; you're going to have to modify the roof even if you run the cable through the brake light hole if you want it all to go back together flush.
Whoa, sorry for teh long post, i had a lot of info to give, feel free to pm me, IM me, or whatever if you want me to talk it over with you. Shoot me a pm if you want my sn or phone #.