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3.) You'll find that most brackets for plug-and-play units will have poor ergonomics if they are mounted to the center console. Usually, the best place for mounting ergonomically without leaving interior damage is using the glove compartment door. I like to through-bolt through the glove compartment for a very secure mount (double-sided tape just doesn't cut it for a unit that gets prodded and pushed every day). Make sure you double-check with the customer if this is OK. When the customer wants to return the vehicle to stock, I have found that an easy way to cover the small holes left from the installation is to use color-matching silicon adhesive (check your local marine supply store for different colors). A couple of dabs should have the leasing company looking in the other direction. If you have a customer that is a real stickler, the holes can be filled with a product such as Marine-Tex and then SEM painted the color of the interior. Of course, the customer can always just purchase an OEM glove compartment door.
4.) If you are using a unit with an FM modulator and a transmitter antenna is included, remember to install it and wire-tie the antenna pigtail to the power wire for the best performance; don't leave it bunched up in a ball. -BS