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Old 11-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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Addind dc circuit for 2way radio

Have the radio bracket installed and now ready to look for power. The 2009 Sahara fuse box is under the hood. Is there a harness connector inside the jeep that has wires going to the spare fuse locations? I'm making an assumption I won't have to splice into power. In my old Cherokee I ran one 12 v wire through an existing hole directly to the battery and of course fused it there. Direct to battery may be best for the ham gear.

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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Save yourself the trouble of trying to figure out how to get rid of engine noise. Wire your radio strait to the battery.

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Old 11-29-2011, 01:23 AM   #3
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and also twist the power and negative wires together. This is the cheapest and easiest way to kill EMI noise. Also adding ferrite beads work well too.
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and also twist the power and negative wires together. This is the cheapest and easiest way to kill EMI noise.
I want to clarify this a little. It sounds like you are saying to connect the power and negative together, and I know you don't mean that.

Storm means the two power leads should be spiraled with each other, so the wires look like a candy cane.
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I want to clarify this a little. It sounds like you are saying to connect the power and negative together, and I know you don't mean that.

Storm means the two power leads should be spiraled with each other, so the wires look like a candy cane.

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:46 AM   #6
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If you're looking for a hole to go through, pop the side panel off either end of your dash, you should see an existing hole plugged with foam. Just push a long screwdriver through and you've got your wiring route.

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