First step is to attach the sPOD switch panel to the header.
Use four 10/32 Phillips head screws and lock washers from the hardware kit.
Once assembled, find a spot to park the sPOD for 10 minutes while you clear some
mounting real estate on the upper windshield frame.
Remove both the driver's and passenger's sun visor and all
associated mounting hardware. A Torx-20 screwdriver or bit will be
required for this step.
Two Torx-20 screws attach the other end of the sun visor to the
windshield frame. Remove these screws also. Do not discard any of
the mounting hardware as you will re-use some of it later. As mentioned above, repeat this
process on the passenger's sun visor.
If you have the factory roll bar in your vehicle, you need to remove the inner Torx-40 bolt that attaches it to the windshield. Since I run a Toys by Troy sports bar, mine looks a little different than stock but none the less, I had a button head Allen bolt screwed into the windshield frame and so removed it.
With the two Torx-40 bolts removed from the windshield frame,
grab the Torx-20 again and remove the two screws that hold the footman loop in
place. Some loops are now riveted in place....you'll have to drill out the
rivet to remove the loop. In my case, my Icom 706 mounting plate long ago
replaced the footman loop and used the same mounting holes. Hmmmmm.......time
to find a new spot for the radio's control head.
Next, grab the shinny mounting bracket that will be used to hold
the previously assembled sPOD header in place. There are some small flat
washers in the hardware kit....grab those too. Using the Torx-20 screws
that you removed from the sun visors, slip a flat washer over the screw and
loosely install four of them through the mounting bracket and into the
windshield frame. Attach the footman loop at the center of the bracket
using the original screws and mounting holes. Once you have the bracket
lined up with the edge of the windshield frame, tighten the 6 screws that you
Locate the long control cable (the end with that cool waterproof connector on it). If you examine the plug on the control cable and the plug on the back of the sPOD, you will see that they can only fit together one way.
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