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I got a CB radio and have questions

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 06BLUEDBLSPORT, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    I went out and bought a Cobra nightwatch CB radio along with a 39 1/2 magnetic antenna and i also have a PA. I am confused on how to hook up the cb radio to the truck. I also want to know if i should mount the cb radio in a hidden spot or a spot where everyone can almost see it, my dad said i should hide it when im parked in a parking lot so people dont break in. I have a place already where i wanted to mount it but now im second guessing on where i should put it. Please give me some tips on how to hook it up and where to put it.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    I don't know much about CB radios but I have seen a couple of folks install it in the center console.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    That could be a possibility but im not sure how i would run the wires thru out the truck
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    wat?
    to run the power and ground, go throught the rubber around the grouping of wires under the drivers side dash.....to get the coax from the bed to the cab, run it down the frame, pop out one of the rubber grommets under the seats, hollow it out, stick the coax through it, and run the coax under the carpet to the door jam cable try, then run that to the dash, and take it behind the dash to wherever....or if ur gonna do it around the center console, u might be able to skip the last steps depending on cb placement
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Thanks, did yours work out great? im running the wire from the antenna which is on my roof thru the drivers side door
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    for my Sirius radio antenna (mounted on the roof) I stuck the wire in the weather stripping on the top of the windshield then down the side of the WS and then got through the door jam and into my dash to get into the "cubby"

    I think thats how i did it :D
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    wat?

    mine's been fine. u might be able to do the mod to run the coax through the brake light like others have done for sat radio cables, run it behind the rear seats, and under the carpet/door jam to wherever ur mounting it.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    But you know what i cant understand is how to even get the dam thing hooked up, it says i have to hook it up to a fuse and to the chassis of the truck
     
  9. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    all i did was get an in line fuse from auto zone for a few $, wire it between the cb and the battery, and run the ground out the firewall to the ground that the fuse box hooks up to in the engine compartment on the drivers side. all i did w/ mine and i have no issues
     
  10. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    I think the biggest problem for me wiring it thru out the truck, by the way where did you mount your Cb?
     
  11. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    wat?
    that was my lil cobra 19 ultra i had before. now i've got a 29 LTD black chrome the size of the one in ur pic in the same place

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    Did ya screw it in or velcro it and thats what i had in mind too
     
  13. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    wat?

    always screw it..haha
     
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    haha im gonna velcro it, i dont like the fact of making new holes in my dashboard lol
     
  15. Feb 16, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    i kno the pics aint a 2nd gen but u could do what i did and make a box te same size as a radio and put it under a after market radio

    100_0409.jpg
     
  16. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    thats the same awsome CB that i have...

    i mounted my CB in the rear passenger cup holder area using a dremel and fine file to cut the area out.
    [​IMG]

    ran the cable under the brake light assembly rather than going through the sliding glass
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Feb 17, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    that could work, how did ya wire it thru the dash?
    how do you like the cb radio? i like how ya ran the wire thru the brake light
     
  18. Feb 17, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    i love it really, and it's been around for going on 7 years now with no issues. one of the main reasons why i bought it the first place was the fact that you can set and calibrate the CB and the antenna with the built in SWR meter. and it has weather channels and a backlight display.
     
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    where does the wire come out inside the cab?
     
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