Originally Posted by Diplomat Don
I bought the Cobra model with all the controls in the mic. It has a small box that you can mount under the dash. I hate drilling holes for anything so I mounted the mic holder to the screw at the top right corner of the driver's panel, just above the Allison keypad.
I also hate drilling holes, so I also used an existing screw. I chose the screw at the bottom right of the instrument panel -- it's out of the way, easy to reach with my right hand, and the coiled cable reaches the passenger seat if the co-pilot wants to talk on it. From this camera angle, it looks like it's in the way, but it's really not. The only time I bump it getting in and out of the seat is when DW has moved the seat all the way forward to make more room in the cabin (and then I bump the steering wheel and dashboard as well!
I had a heck of a time finding the wires. Laying on my back, and reaching up behind the dash, I finally found the antenna connector way up above the bundles of wires near the base of the driver side windshield A pillar. There was plenty of slack to run the cable behind the dash to the interface box that is tucked up near the microphone clip. I never did find the pre-wired power connector, I just tapped into the 12 volt power socket that is on the side of the center dash console facing the stairs.