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Select a mounting location for the cradle. It should be flat, and must provide adequate support for the cradle.
NOTE If using the GPS functionality of the MC65, ensure that the vehicle cradle is positioned so that the MC65 has a
clear unobstructed view of the sky.
Prepare the mounting surface to accept four #8-32 studs, using the mounting template below. Drill four holes
with a #6 drill bit.
Vehicle Cradle Mounting Template
Position the cradle on the mounting surface.
Fasten it using four #8 washers and four #8-32 self-locking nuts.
Do not install a VCD5500 Vehicle Cradle on or near an air bag cover plate or within an aerobic zone. Also, do
not install it in a location that affects vehicle safety or driveability.
Please read all of the following instructions before beginning.
A properly trained technician must perform the power connection. Improper connection can damage
your vehicle, cradle or MC65. Refer to the vehicle's Owner's Manual for instructions for removing
To connect the cradle to power:
When setting up connection for this cradle, only use the power input cable provided with this cradle.
Locate the vehicle power source.
NOTE The ideal location for connecting the vehicle cradle power input cable would be an accessory output in your
vehicle's fuse panel. The vehicle cradle should be added to a circuit with a maximum load capacity for the
cradle and the original circuit. Refer to the vehicle's Owner's Manual for identification of the circuit.
If a fused output is not available, the vehicle cradle must be installed with the provided in-line fuse holder and
UL Listed 5A fuse. The fuse protects the vehicle from an electrical short on the power line to the cradle.
To use the cradle to charge the MC65 and spare battery, when the vehicle's ignition is off, connect the cradle to