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help installing CB radio

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by blackhawk63, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    blackhawk63

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    hey i got an 02 tacoma and i want to install my small cb radio
    i just got it today and i do not know how to install this thing

    I saw somewhere that you can connect it to your battery but the wires are too short!

    some help would be nice

    thanks i want to get this done tonight
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    what all came with the kit? did you get 18 feet of coax cable?
     
  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    gonna have to lengthen the wires and run to the battery with a fusible link, and i'd ground at the battery too. here is a pic of where i installed mine.....

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  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    it came with a black and red wire
    no coax cable
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    getting there....
    you need the long coax for your antenna........
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    aw man
    im not good at working with wires on cars

    this is gonna be tough
     
  7. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    It's just two wires and a cable...you'll be fine! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    simple dude.....red wire goes to tbe positive on the battery...with a fuse link, and the black
     
  9. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    yeah but how do i get it all the way to the battery and how to i connect with wires and where i get fuse link
     
  10. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    but yeah, your gonna need to pick up some coax cable for your cb antenna. do you have an antenna?
     
  11. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    getting there....
    gotta run thru a grommet on the fire wall...and autozone has fuselinks(as well as walmart).
     
  12. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Local autoparts store. They've got looms of wire and in-line fuses. They can help you get the right gauge wire too.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    i dont have an antenna yet but there is a warning on the radio. it says
    This power cord is for 12 volts DC
     
  14. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Yep. That's what the car battery will give you.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    ok so ill just need to go to a store to get a longer wire and a fuse line?
    that sounds easy now but where do i connect the black wire?
     
  16. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    getting there....
    you need 2 long wires...a red and a black....black goes back to the negative on the battery. see my previous post.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    blackhawk63

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    ok thanks! im going to autozone right now. ill post pics if i get it done tonight!

    thanks again for the help
     
  18. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    dude, you wil need an antenna for this thing to even work. or else you run the risk of blowing up your cb
     
  19. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    yep.....better head to a truck stop and pick up even a cheapy antenna.
     
  20. Jul 21, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    I've even seen a cheapo magnetic antenna at Wal-Mart for $10.
     
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