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Wish I had my picture of the shelf; the knockout sure looks like a radio; there's left & right holes for knobs. But OK.... What I gather from and is there's no place to tap 13.8v above the shelf; we'd have to run power up the A-pillar ourselves. Correct?
This is not the heated windshield. (That was the other question Safelite asked when I booked the job.) Where is the factory GPS antenna? I'd think it would be dashboard mounted forward against the windshield for best sky view.....
I was looking at the situation yesterday with a friend. The SWB liftgate 2014 XLT in question lacks any illumination at the rear. (It's not clear from this thread if there was an option for a lamp there or not, but....) I was thinking of adding a lamp on the top of the bulge in the liftgate, thus shining into cargo area. This avoids screwing around above the headliner. (Had to do that too often when I did two-way radio installs decades ago....) Comments?
Hmm, he was specific that this model "has an added bracket" and thus they had to get a different windshield. Took another hour of my cooling my heels..... Wish I could have seen it. But you say all models have the same sensor there?
This XLT has a open package shelf; I've seen photos of XLT with doors on the shelf, but not on this one. In the center of the shelf, there's a knockout that looks like it is for an overhead radio installation option. Behind it is a plastic shield to keep shelf contents away from the radio. What radio option was this? Is there a power connector up there we could use for other electronics? Failing that, what other power options are up there? Is the shelf difficult to remove/replace?
Had the windshield replaced on a 2014 XLT. It has the more basic radio package. But the windshield folks had to find a different pn# because "You car has GPS...." so wonder, if there's a GPS antenna in front of the mirror, where's the coax cable from it end up? I could make use of it for another receiver.