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antenna wiring

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by taco=bamf, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    taco=bamf

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    i am looking for a way to wire my antenna from my toolbox to my cab. How should i do it? i need suggestions ...
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    CB antenna wire?
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    there should be a little rubber grommet between the bed and the cab you can run it thru
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    yes for my cb
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    The connector on my antenna wire was too large to go through the cab hole so I went through one of the grommets in the floor.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    how big was your connector and how big was the grommet??

    my grommet is like maybe an inch wide...and the coax terminal was definately smaller than that...i just punched a hole in the rubber...squeezed it thru and kept going
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    I didn't measure it, but it JUST wouldn't fit in the smaller grommets. I think I remember seeing some cb antenna wire that had smaller connectors, but this is just the one I got. Also, maybe there is a difference with the grommets between the 1st and 2nd gens... Don't know...
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    stop making so much sense!
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    What can I say....... :eek:
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    wat?
    i went between the cab and bed, through the passenger side frame rails, through a rubber grommet under the passenger seat, under the carpet to the bottom door trim, up that trim to the kick panel, up and behind the glove box, to where my cb was located on the drivers side center console....but after it gets inside the cab, its all up to where the cb is mounted
     
  11. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    I looked at those too... Those were the ones that were just a hair too small. I guess I have some sort of mutant antenna...
     
  12. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    wat?
    well what i did was make a hole that would be snug against the outside of the wire and manhandled the connector through it. fits damn snug w/ no probs
     
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