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    Seamaster_007 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Anyone have an in-console car phone?

    After noticing an extra plug in my trunk, I've learned that there was an available car phone offered for my '97 STS. I did some searching via this site, and apparently there should be an extra plug also beneath the center console insert.

    I know the phone will be absolutely useless as everything has gone the way of digital a few years back, but, well, I think just having one in the console is cool enough!

    Anyone have one they'd be willing to sell, or perhaps know where one is available?

    Also, images of such phone are rather scarce, can anyone say if the console insert is different from the no-phone console insert?

    Thanks

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    Re: Anyone have an in-console car phone?

    Not sure what an in-console car phone is, but I do have a car phone, My Eldorado look like it has a mounting bracket on the right side of the console, was thinking I might try and mount for show, anyway I had trouble uploading pics maybe tomorrow, can you clarify what a in-console car phone is

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    Re: Anyone have an in-console car phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by pdccllp View Post
    Not sure what an in-console car phone is, but I do have a car phone, My Eldorado look like it has a mounting bracket on the right side of the console, was thinking I might try and mount for show, anyway I had trouble uploading pics maybe tomorrow, can you clarify what a in-console car phone is
    By in-console car phone, I meant the phone was stored and plugged into the storage compartment underneath the center arm rest (between the two seats). I've actually found one photo so far.


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    Re: Anyone have an in-console car phone?

    It was just like the old Motorola "bag phones" in the analog cell systems. Powerful, trouble free, and heavy as lead. Looked like a small black briefcase. I had one for years and it worked well up to 20 miles off the east coast when doing boat deliveries.

    FWIW, They don't work now and can't be converted to "digital".

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    I have one of those in a closet at home. HEAVY. also have an aftermarket "car phone" setup that I removed from my '89 Custom Cruiser.

    There was a factory phone in a Seville at the salvage yard I go to not too long ago. I was going to take it, but the handset and console mount were damaged.

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    Re: Anyone have an in-console car phone?

    Thanks for clarifying and pic. the phone i have has a side of the center console mounting bracket although I guess it could mount in the center armrest. CarPhone.jpg I think this is what you are looking for, mine looks about the same size, I was going to throw it out now I'm interested again

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    I saw one recently at the wreckers in Brandon. It was mounted the way pdcclip described his. Didnt really pay much attention to the condition of it as was searching for something else. Think it was inside a 93 Eldorado though. Sounds kinda cool! Especially if it were still 1990 lol. For me my cell does the job.

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    Re: Anyone have an in-console car phone?

    My car had one. Got sick of it taking up so much room so I removed it. I was gonna mount it on the wall as a keepsake but i think I threw it in the bushes.

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