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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-12-2019, 11:03 PM
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Has anyone routed DC power cable from Dualband radio to the front battery?
Just got my Niro and haven't looked closely for a route.

Planning to use a mag mount and run coax in via the tailgate. Not opposed to drilling the roof for an NMO but the ceiling light is under the moonroof.

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Hybrid or PHEV? The difference is the PHEV 12v battery is in the rear, not under the hood.

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Hybrid or PHEV? The difference is the PHEV 12v battery is in the rear, not under the rear seat.
Fixed that for you.

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Fixed that for you.
He used the term "front battery", so I assumed the HEV has the 12v battery under the hood. Is that inaccurate?

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It is HEV. 2019

There may be a very small battery located under the fuse block, but I'm not sure. No other battery immediately evident in front.
Maybe I'm way off base???


Feel free (Please) enlighten me.
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Front battery? Under rear seat so centrally located. Never been under the hood, although the world model 2017 HEV did hav the battery in the cargo area like the PHEV and BEV. All North American HEV models have a 12 volt lithium battery under the rear seat.

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I looked more at the Niro today. There is no battery in front and none in the rear corner either. Other posts say the 12v battery is by the HV battery under the rear seat.

There is a nice post inside the fuse box under the hood.

While I'd like to wire the FT-8800 direct to the battery, I may have to just find a convenient place and tie on. I'll have to see how difficult it is to get access to the 2 power plugs in the front of the console. I really hate those crappy cig lighter plugs.

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