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Old 01-04-2010, 02:35 PM
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:04 PM
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i mounted mine on the floor with a bracket i made
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:00 PM
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mines mounted on the ashtray. not a bad place but if your ashtray slides easy its a really bad place when on bumpy roads it will slide out and you wont be able to shift (if you have a 5 speed)
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:37 PM
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I was wondering if there is a "How To Wire a CB Radio" thread. I haven't seen one, and am sorry if I missed it. I have a CB from when I was doing over the road trucking, but semi's have all the necassary hookups inside usually. Any suggestions would be great!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:11 PM
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Ground and power (your choice of switched or constant, I have mine tapped to the constant at the fuse box under the hood), then some coax to an antenna and then tune.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:00 PM
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My old set-up, Cobra DX IV:



If you have a stick, I do not recommend it.
I just bought a small one like that, but where the hell did you connect the wires? Mine came with a black and red one, but idk which one to connect...or where. I have no capability on vehicles when it comes to wiring.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:10 PM
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I just installed the same radio in my 01. I ran the power (red) to the power (red) on my radio. Just spliced it in. I ran the ground (black) to the mounting plate for the brake pedal, located under the steering column. I removed one of the nuts, sanded the area around the bolt and replaced the nut. Tucked excess wires under dash. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:37 PM
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I just installed the same radio in my 01. I ran the power (red) to the power (red) on my radio. Just spliced it in. I ran the ground (black) to the mounting plate for the brake pedal, located under the steering column. I removed one of the nuts, sanded the area around the bolt and replaced the nut. Tucked excess wires under dash. Hope this helps.
I have an aftermarket stereo, won't work. Every wire that can possibly be used for a stereo is being used.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:41 PM
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I also have an aftermarket HU, and yes it will work. Just splice into the power wire.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:24 PM
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I have an aftermarket stereo, won't work. Every wire that can possibly be used for a stereo is being used.
run the wire out through the firewall and put a fuse on it and hook it into the under hood fuse panel.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:15 PM
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Greetings!
Sorry to bring such an old thread back to life, but I want to install my Cobra 29 CB in the exact same roof mount location as in this post.
At what points do you drill? I have a 2003 FX4 twin stick and this is my only option but don't want to ruin the roof or liner with multiple failed holes. Would like to do it right, once.
Thank you for any help or advice!

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Old 01-06-2011, 07:22 PM
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Greetings!
Sorry to bring such an old thread back to life, but I want to install my Cobra 29 CB in the exact same roof mount location as in this post.
At what points do you drill? I have a 2003 FX4 twin stick and this is my only option but don't want to ruin the roof or liner with multiple failed holes. Would like to do it right, once.
Thank you for any help or advice!

Cheers,

Chris.
Thats fine, it is better to bring an old thread that has valuable information back then to start a new one... anyways, i know with his set up he had a hole cut for an overhead console that he cut to big so his bracket is probably set within the headliner and thats why his fit is so tight.... im guessing you would have to cut a hole in your headliner to get a fit like that too but im sure FX4wannabe will chime in to let you know for sure

im going to try and get pictures of my set up soon because i had someone asking me about it but where i have my radio mounted will probably not work for you since you said you have dual stick
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:44 PM
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Oh, that makes sense regarding how tight it fits. I have held mine up by hand and can live with how far it hangs down. (means not cutting the liner) I'm hoping to get away with only drilling two holes, and hopefully in the right spot. (only once) I could always just put two plugs in the holes if things ever change down the road.
Maybe FX4WANNABE has a pic or two of the hole in the headliner there?
Might help with drilling . . . . maybe . . . .

Thanks again!

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:09 PM
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Here is a pic of when i cut my headliner to install my overhead console, not a very great pic but it might help a little bit


Also, welcome to the forum
where in Ontario are you from?
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:12 PM
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Hi, thanks for the pic and the welcome!
I'm in Niagara. Sorry, still have to fill out my profile stuff.

That is a much deeper hole than I was hoping for! I thought the inner roof panel would be much closer to the liner than that!
It's hard to tell in that pic, is the inner roof panel one big sheet there? Or are there ribs? I would hate to drill and miss the inner panel. LOL

Thanks,

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