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Old 08-11-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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Thought I would post a couple of pictures of the way I mounted my Cobra 75 CB I really didn't want to drill any holes or spend the money for a mount that would always be there even when I didn't want to see it. On my Jeep since I don't have power windows or mirrors opposite the cigarette lighter is a little hook for what you use I have no idea. So I cut the little hook off of it and drill the hole for the mic cord on my CB and put the little box behind the dash and when not in use I simply put it into the little net below the heater controls.

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Old 08-11-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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Seen this before? No drilling required for this one..
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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I did but I didn't want it to be visible all the time this way I can try to hide it out of the way and it's not really in your face when it's not in use.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:59 PM   #4
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Understandable... How did you mount the antenna?
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:05 PM   #5
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Understandable... How did you mount the antenna?
Well when I had the stock bumper I used the Teraflex mount but then I got a new bumper with a swing away tire carrier and the Teraflex mount was too wide to fit between the tailgate and the tire carrier so rather than spend more money on a new antenna mount I cut the weld on washers off of the Teraflex mount and narrow the top by an 1/8" and bolt it back on to the tailgate works beautifully.
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I put mine under the glove box and the cable hangs down out of the way.

When the mic isn't connected you can't see anything.
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I put mine under the glove box and the cable hangs down out of the way.

When the mic isn't connected you can't see anything.
Any photos?
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Any photos?
This is what you can see with nothing hooked up


This is where the cable for the mic comes out



The control box is zip tied to the brackets under the glove box. You can see the antenna cable coming in from the left and connecting to the box. The mic cable just falls down out of the way.



This is with the mic connected to the cable under the glove box.



This is the CB connected and ready for use.



Really easy to install and connect. The mic is on a pull down reel that goes back when released.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:58 PM   #9
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Center console

I install the module in the back of the console, drill a hole the size of the included grommet thru the interior of the console and route the microphone wire thru the notch when i need it
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And you can lock your mic in the console if you want...
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Nice job, I have been trying to figure out how to mount mine. Thanks.
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This is what you can see with nothing hooked up

This is where the cable for the mic comes out

The control box is zip tied to the brackets under the glove box. You can see the antenna cable coming in from the left and connecting to the box. The mic cable just falls down out of the way.

This is with the mic connected to the cable under the glove box.

This is the CB connected and ready for use.

Really easy to install and connect. The mic is on a pull down reel that goes back when released.
Great idea!
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:57 PM   #13
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I install the module in the back of the console, drill a hole the size of the included grommet thru the interior of the console and route the microphone wire thru the notch when i need it
I like this idea. Where did you pull your power from?
Also how do you get that plastic part off the console?
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I install the module in the back of the console, drill a hole the size of the included grommet thru the interior of the console and route the microphone wire thru the notch when i need it
Are you running an spod?
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Those are some cool spots a lot better than where I have mine.

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I like this idea. Where did you pull your power from?
Also how do you get that plastic part off the console?
I was getting the power from the outlet near the sub(tapping from behind). For the plastic, use a trim remover or a flat blade screwdriver cover with electrical tape.
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Are you running an spod?
I have something similar to an SPOD. It's a custom Bussman fuse/relay. My wire is already route to it but not plugged yet. I don't expect any difference between the so call "dirty source a.k.a. the rear power outlet" and my bussman distribution box.
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I like this idea. Where did you pull your power from?
Also how do you get that plastic part off the console?
This is the plastic removal tool... you can have it at harbour freight tool. Very inexpensive and a must when you work on jeep/car interior.
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I'm going there now. Always something at Harbor Freight to add to the box.
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I install the module in the back of the console, drill a hole the size of the included grommet thru the interior of the console and route the microphone wire thru the notch when i need it
Just got my kit from Right Channel Radio yesterday - going to install this weekend - and this by far is the most impressive install location IMHO and I will be attempting to do that this weekend!
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Just got my kit from Right Channel Radio yesterday - going to install this weekend - and this by far is the most impressive install location IMHO and I will be attempting to do that this weekend!
Keep in mind to leave clearance on the top for the "shelf".
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Got through about half the install today... Got the antenna run, and the hole in the center console, and the box is there and the mount is done. Need to figure out my power situation, how to mount the box back there, and where to put the speaker.

I'm wondering if I can tap power and ground from the rear power window harness which is right there....
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Got through about half the install today... Got the antenna run, and the hole in the center console, and the box is there and the mount is done. Need to figure out my power situation, how to mount the box back there, and where to put the speaker.

I'm wondering if I can tap power and ground from the rear power window harness which is right there....
I wouldn't a power from anywhere inside the vehicle it's been advised that it's best to run it to the battery.
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I mounted the main box part behind the glove box, and then used the mount that came with it, and mounted it to the little clip thing on the dash.

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Got through about half the install today... Got the antenna run, and the hole in the center console, and the box is there and the mount is done. Need to figure out my power situation, how to mount the box back there, and where to put the speaker.

I'm wondering if I can tap power and ground from the rear power window harness which is right there....
Like Chargermop said, the best way it's directly to the battery, but for now, mine is tap on a unswitched power outlet without problem. Don't forget to ground your antenna bracket too.
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Got through about half the install today... Got the antenna run, and the hole in the center console, and the box is there and the mount is done. Need to figure out my power situation, how to mount the box back there, and where to put the speaker.

I'm wondering if I can tap power and ground from the rear power window harness which is right there....
For the mounting part, you can use double face foam tape, butyl (old windshield adhesive) strip, or permatex black silicon (with duct tape to temporary hold it; about one day to cure).
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OK so it looks like I either run it to my spod or directly to the battery, either way I'll have to extend the wires.... OK well at least that's a direction....
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OK so it looks like I either run it to my spod or directly to the battery, either way I'll have to extend the wires.... OK well at least that's a direction....
If you are using your spod and get it switched, you will lose your setup(last channel, dual watch, etc...) everytime you turn the switch off. Remember to calibrate your antenna with a swr meter when all is done. You should have 1.5 or less over all your channel.
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OK so it looks like I either run it to my spod or directly to the battery, either way I'll have to extend the wires.... OK well at least that's a direction....
Just tap in to the power outlet. That C.B. only draw 2 amps.
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Just tap in to the power outlet. That C.B. only draw 2 amps.
It's not about and draw it's about radio interference from the vehicles electrical system that's why you want clean power from the battery...

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