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Can I splice CB Radio into radio harness?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by nammer, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    nammer

    nammer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi everybody, I'm sorry to start a new thread because there are plenty of CB radio installation threads. The most common answer I saw for powering the Cb radio was either directly to the battery or adding a fuse. I was wondering is it safe to splice into an aftermarket radio for power? thanks
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Not a safe bet to splice into the radio power, the radio fuse/ wiring is designed to handle a specified load. If you add a larger fuse, you risk melting wires or a fire. just run a positive from the battery with an inline fuse!
     
  3. Sep 16, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    ive done it, when i was young and stupid it was kinda cool cause when id key the mic the radio got quite lol but now that i know more and have a nice truck im not trying to burn it down
     
  4. Sep 17, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    Thanks a lot guys, i appreciate the advice, I think i like the power from the fuse box more than the battery, cause I dont want to forget it on. I'll prob stay away from the radio then, much appreciated again
     
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