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Hi all. Long story short, I wired up my CB and dashcam to an open fuse in the drivers-side fuse block, and fried the whole thing. (Really!) Cost me a good bit to get it replaced.
The dealer said I was drawing too much to tap in to there, and I should go to the engine fuse block instead. I've tested all the open ones on my truck (an LT) and didn't find anything with power with the key on.
Does anyone know if any of the full ones are safe to pull? Or how are other doing it? Thanks in advance!
I successfully routed my CB antenna coax through the rear cabin vent that is located behind the right rear passenger seat.
I found this YouTube video by Fondupot's Garage helpful. Easy Rear Seat Removal - 2014-2017 GM Double Cab
1st. Remove the four nuts and two 10mm bolts securing right rear passenger seat in place.
2nd. Lift the seat up so the bracket on the back of the seat is clear of its receptacle.
3rd. Gain access to the vent located behind the insulating material.
4th. Route the coax down between the bed and the cab . I used a closed zip tie to grab the coax connector and pull it through the vent into the cab.
5. Remove the plastic cap in the forward right side of the bed. Route the coax through the bed. My magnetic base antenna just sits in in the bed so it clears the garage door.
There is enough slack in the coax to place the antenna on top of the cab for long distance travels.
6. Route the coax underneath the floor mats up to the CB. That's my Uniden Bearcat 880.
After the install, I took my other toy out to play in the snow. Cheers to all. I hope this helps.
By Chevy Joe
Hope Everyone is having a GREAT Summer !!
I installed an antenna on my cap and need to get the coax into the cab, I don't want to use the Back Panel Vents, Don't mind using a hole saw, just need to know best spot
Its only about 1/8 of an inch COAX (RG316 PTFE 1/8" diameter coax)
It's a really cool mount from DIAMOND (K9000TM) that you can raise and lower LOVE IT !!
INFO : http://www.diamondantenna.net/k9000tm.html
I have a 1999 Silverado with bench seat. I want to mount my cb where I can still use the controls with out having to open my console or take my eyes off the road for more than a few seconds. I really don't want to drill or cut my dash to mount it. Any ideas are appriciated.
I want to replace the stock antenna on my hood with a Firestik so I can simultaneously use it for AM/FM and CB by using a splitter. Originally I was just looking for the best spot to mount an antenna, but stumbled on the splitter which I had no idea existed, and I think having it in the stock antenna location would be awesome. Has anyone fiddled around in that area? Aside from unscrewing the stock antenna, I have no idea what kind of work I would have to do in order to get this to come together. I assume I'd have to remove the stock mount, is that a lot of work?
I tried searching a bunch but it was just coming up with normal antenna installs, nothing like what I'm looking for.
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