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Cb help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pinchetaco, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    pinchetaco

    pinchetaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just got a cobra 75wxst and was wondering where everyone who has one installed their box. Also where did y'all tie in to power I didn't want to go directly to the battery cause I didn't want to drain the battery if I left the cb on. So where's the best place to get keyed power? Also has anyone mounted their antenna between the cab and the bed? If anyone has pics that would be cool.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    pinchetaco

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    so where is the best place to get keyed power? In the fuse box there is a few open spots can i just hook in there?
     
  3. Jan 12, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    ya, get a fuse tap.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    I blew a fuse when I tapped in, so I eventually just ran it straight to the battery.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    RogueLeader

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    I have my cb mounted on the driver's kick panel with double sided tape. It's a small Radio Shack, but it works great. The antenna is a K-40 magnet mount on the roof, the cable run through the rear driver's side passenger door. I am able to get out over 5 miles on a straight road so I'm real happy with my setup. Used an add-a-fuse to power the cb using the fuse box on the inside. Have it tapped into one of the accessory fuses. Grounded it to one of the brake pedal bolts.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    JKD

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    Run it directly to the battery. Put a relay in the line and power the relay from any switched power source (it will be very low draw, so no need for a large line).
     
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