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Hacks for a Professional DIY Installation of Phone Booster in Truck

Mar 24, 2020

Before you install a cell phone signal booster in your truck, try the five tips shown in the video below. They will save you time and frustration.

Hacks for a Professional DIY Install in a Truck.

Before you install a cellular amplifier in your truck, try the following five tips. They will save you time and frustration. An important thing to know is that as long as outside antenna is securely fastened to the roof of your vehicle, and it is connected to inside antennas and power inside the vehicle, you can't go wrong. The tips in this video are meant for those who want a pro quality install. These tips will vary from truck to truck. However, with some slight modifications, you should be able to use any of these tips in whichever truck you own.

TIP 1: SOFT INSTALL.

One of the most frustrating things you can run into when installing a signal booster is to get everything all installed, only to find out that your cables won't reach. Then you can't connect all the components together. A soft install will alleviate this problem. It will save you lots of time and frustration. What is a soft install? A soft install is simply putting the different components where you think you want them, then running the cable, measuring it out, and making sure that everything will fit before you permanently install them. A soft install only takes a few minutes but will save you lots of time and aggravation afterwards.

TIP 2: PRO INSTALL - OUTSIDE ANTENNA.

One of the easiest ways to get a professional-looking install outside of your truck is to hide the cables. A good way to do that is to run it underneath the light. Any type of antenna will work with this. It does not matter which type you have got. The process will be the same. All you have to do is just remove the screws, holding the light in place, and then you just pull the light back. Depending on your light, you may need to remove some more pieces depending on the style of truck that you have. For example, take the cable, and run it right around the trim of the light, all the way underneath. Then feed the rest of the cable back down into the truck, and then replace the light.

TIP 3: RUN CABLE UNDER WEATHER STRIPPING.

Pull the weather stripping down to make room to insert the cable. Insert the cable, and then push the weather seal right back up into place. That keeps it nice and neat - out of the way of everything. This way, it won't get tangled up. Once inside the truck, run the cable underneath the inner lip of the weather seal. It is easy to run it along the ceiling and then down the door and down to the floor.

TIP 4: HIDE CABLES.

Continuing with our hide the cable theme, continue cable on to the floor. Run the cables under the mat, the seat, or even the carpet. Basically, keep them nice and neat - out of the way, so they are not a tripping hazard. That also makes your truck look much cleaner.

TIP 5: THE RIGHT TOOLS.

Our final tip is to use the right tools. Zip ties are your friend when it comes to installations. A zip tie gun can make the job so much easier. There're a number of models to choose from. If you don't already have one, we highly recommend picking one up at the local hardware store. You will find yourself using it all the time. Also, speaking of zip ties, the little mounts come in really handy, depending on your installation. They can be used to keep the cable right where you want it when there isn't something to tie it to.

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  • You can’t go wrong with a soft install. It makes just about any job easier. I recommend if you’re putting in any kind of equipment (phone booster or car radio) to go through and make sure you know exactly where everything is going. I also recommend you diagram everything beforehand so you know where it was set up originally. I found this out the hard way when I added a splitter to my cable box, ROKU, and TV. That makes life a lot easier.

    Michael K. Chang on
  • Although these vehicle phone boosters look easy to install, I like that you can pay someone to install them if you’re not certain of your DIY skills (or whatever your motive). I saw some ads for a home phone booster that comes with installation so I’ll have to check on vehicle ones.

    Evette Welch on
  • Good tips. I’ll have to try out one of the last one’s on my truck. Running the cables under the mat is genius. Anything to get that pro install without the pro…. brilliant! jj

    jada jay on
  • Hacks are everywhere and they can make the difference between a sloppy-looking job and a professional-looking one. What’s beautiful is that you can perform a DIY install for your truck and make it look great with no wires sticking out or other things that make it look like you had a few beers before putting things together.

    Glory Thomas on
  • With more people buying and leasing trucks (I saw some figures recently and the number of people who have them is ridiculous), I can see more people installing cell phone boosters. The way people baby their trucks they don’t want them looking gawky with wires sticking out everywhere so this video is useful.

    Desiree R. on
  • Ever wonder where the term “hack” came from? I remember the first time I saw an article “Life Hacks for X” Odd term but these hacks are helpful, especially since you don’t want your truck looking like a wiry mess. This looks like it works smoothly if you take the time to do this right. Anyone actually install this in their truck? I’d like to hear/read an honest account of what happened.

    Dino Steen on
  • Soft install? Sounds like measure twice cut once. I enjoyed reading these tips because I’m the kind of person who would install it on the fly, thinking I’ve got everything down. This is an excellent step-by-step guide to installing a booster for your truck without you losing your marbles in the process.

    Wesley Marsh on

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