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Cobra 19 Install

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by h.zack801, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Jun 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    h.zack801

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    From Craigslist, I found a Cobra 19 Ultra III working perfectly, with mic, COAX cable, and firestick for $40. Good deal. Here is my install. It doesn't show EVERY move I made getting it here, but it could give some of you guys ideas.

    These holes were drilled by the previous owner. I had always wondered if if was for a CB. Well turns out it fit perfect, so one less thing I had to do myself...
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    Here it is mounted:
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    And here are a few after pics of what I did with wiring it to the firestick:

    Under the steering column. I ran the hot wire to the fuse box and just stuffed it into the slot and put the fuse back in.
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    Ran the COAX under the seat and through the grommet thing:
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    Here it is coming up between the cab and bed:
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    The mount and ground:
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    Fun little project, indeed. Much thanks to my bro trdNick for helpin a brotha out a little bit here and there!
     
  2. Sep 11, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    TacoDaddy

    TacoDaddy Just call me Daddy

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    hows the reception with this model? no speaker necessary?
     
  3. Sep 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    I don't need one, no. Loud and clear
     
  4. Apr 13, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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    Any better pics of how you have the hot and ground wire done? I have a Cobra 19 as well, but I have the hot wire direct to battery and ground to the engine bay... Been having issues using my CB and think my crap wiring job when I was 17 is to blame... Any advice to mimicking your set up to an electric noob?

    And yes, this is a thread bump, but it pertains to the exact situation I have, so yeah.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2014 at 5:15 AM
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    Yeah, no prob. Let me take a few during lunch later.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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    Hot.

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    Ground. Behind the E-brake.

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    Nothing fancy or very clean. But it works.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM
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    Same model I have. You know it fits perfectly in your ashtray slot, right?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    :gossip: only in first gens :(
     
  9. Apr 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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    Ahhh....interesting.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    So you literally just took the exposed wire and pushed it into a empty fuse and then put the fuse cover back on? Looks easy and I wont have to go route wires through the damn firewall again. Thanks for the pics!
     
  11. Apr 17, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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    Yep, that's all!
     
  12. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:06 PM
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    Cool. My electrical knowledge is a joke, and I know this, but hell I ain't gonna pay somebody to do something I can figure out on here. Thanks for the advice, I plan to mimic your set up exactly.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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    Good deal man, and good luck. That's the way to go is DIY.

    If you run into any issues, shoot me a PM or whatever and I'll see what I can do.

    I wired up my KCs and they didn't come on. Couldn't, for the life of me, figure out why they weren't coming on. I had been out there all night and when I finally layed down to go to sleep, I remembered I probably didn't ground the lights. I had grounded the switch, but not lights. It's all funny after you figure out the issue but a real pain in the ass before that.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2014 at 7:22 AM
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    I would re think that hot wiring. And go get you an add a fuse from advance or somewhere similar. That what your wiring is protected and not just shoved in under a fuse.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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    I'm planning on it, without a doubt. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
     

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