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Old 10-18-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Cb antenna wire routing

I'm trying to route the wire for my cb antenna, I got the wire inside my 2012 rubicon unlimited, but I haven't been able to figure out how to get the side panel off...

I don't suppose anyone here can offer up any suggestions?

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Just run it under the carpet .. nice and simple .. otherwise it should pull rite off . I don't know if you have the sub or not it may be different

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Old 10-19-2011, 10:32 AM   #3
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I'll give it another go in a few minutes brought the tools with me so I could give it a go during my break...it looks like I have to remove the two lower anchor points, but even then the plastic doesn't seem to want to move...I understand the desire to hide the anchor points for the panels, but would it kill them to put a little x over each one? or give a diagram in the manual???Oh wait they do, but only if you buy the service manual for several hundred bucks...If I wanted to spend several hundred bucks to get my wire run, I'd have someone else do it!
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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Pull those plastic anchors out and the panels should pop right up.

I used a custom bracket to mount antennas on each side of my rear bumper. The coax came in through the drain plug in the jack compartment, then under the carpet to the passenger plastic floor panels. From there, it exited near the firewall and came up behind the glove box and onto my dash. It worked perfectly.

I had my seat out which made it a lot easier.
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Also depends on where you have the CB mounted--

I have all of my Antenna cable routed thru the roll bar/cage covering--my CB is mounted high, so that works out SPLENDID !

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Old 10-19-2011, 02:08 PM   #6
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Also depends on where you have the CB mounted--

I have all of my Antenna cable routed thru the roll bar/cage covering--my CB is mounted high, so that works out SPLENDID !

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I got the cobra 75wx and plan to put the box in my center console, and use the existing notch to have the wire come out when it's in use, I had thought about running it along the roll bar but for where I want to put it, it seems like it would be difficult to get it where I want from there. Going to re-evaluate it shortly and reconsider, I may just end up dropping by my local dirty parts and let them do it, they don't seem to have a problem with me watching them work.
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Just run it under the carpet .. nice and simple .. otherwise it should pull rite off . I don't know if you have the sub or not it may be different

I do have the sub and the plastic wraps around the seatbelt, etc...it almost seems like I need to take the hard top off first.
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I do have the sub and the plastic wraps around the seatbelt, etc...it almost seems like I need to take the hard top off first.
I have the non sub 2dr jk and my panels pulled rite off with a little tugg
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:00 PM   #9
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It took removing the anchor points at the bottom then giving it a good tug, followed by working some hidden clips loose with a long screwdriver...
Needless to say, I got the cable routed up to the rear seats then started thinking about exactly how and where I want to put the little radio box... My initial Idea after tearing apart the back of the center console was to bolt it to the floor under there, but alas no room there. My next consideration was to bolt it under the passenger seat, and run an extension up to wherever I want the plug to be...This could potentially put me in a bad spot though should I end up with mud/water coming in, since it would be bolted to the floor. I don't mind the replacement cost so much($20 on amazon) but my concern is that this happens and I lose my radio, and thus my way of calling for help.

I guess perhaps I shouldn't be that concerned over it since anytime I might consider attempting to cross water or mude, I will be with a group and thus likely have someone watching me cross. I also could mitigate this risk by simply having a spare one in my glovebox, ready to swap out should the bolted down one get fried...

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Link to how mine is set up. I used their stuff to get-r-done.
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I ran my coax from by rear bumper to behind the glove box. My radio is mounted there and the cable to my mic is temporarily just coming from underneath the trim near the passenger floorboard to my stereo PanaVise mount. Once I am sure everything is operational I will drill a hole just below the glove box toward the center. That looks like a great access point for the mic controller.

This way doesn't take any storage space away. You will never see the small radio box or any wiring whatsoever. Also, there is an access point for the power wires to run to the battery near there by the passenger door.
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Thanks for the thoughts, I ultimately bolted the little radio box to the bottom of the passenger seat bracket...you can see the box if the seat is slid forward, but it's off the bottom in case of spills or any other liquids, and once my mic cable extension comes in, I'll be mounting the connector to the inside of the center console. Only thing left to decide on is where to mount the mic holder...at this moment not sure if I will.

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