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Old 07-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Question Coax feed and other question

Lifted the hood this morning and see there isnt alot of room to work under there.
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I am wondering how/where those who mounted their antannas up front ran the coax thru the firewall? any exisiting holes that can be used or is a new one in order?
Also.....I have not crawled under the dash yet but if someone could give me some insight as to where to look and what to look for as far as a keyed power tap for the radio?

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I am assuming that you are asking about a CB, when it comes to the power. Most people run the power directly off of the battery. As far as running coax through the firewall, there is foam plug between the firewall and cabin, that you can run the coax through. , At about the 4 minute mark, he shows how to get to the foam plug, even though he runs his power lines through it, a coax should fit.
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I am assuming that you are asking about a CB, when it comes to the power. Most people run the power directly off of the battery. As far as running coax through the firewall, there is foam plug between the firewall and cabin, that you can run the coax through. , At about the 4 minute mark, he shows how to get to the foam plug, even though he runs his power lines through it, a coax should fit.
WOW.....Alot of good info there. Thanks you for sharing it.
Im going with hood mount for the antenna, so I hope there is a similar spot on the drivers side to run the coax through, but watching your video, it opens up the possibilities. Now I just have to figure out the CB mounting and location. I have a Cobra 25LX on the way. Plan on getting a 4" firestick and hood mount.
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No problem. I don't know for sure if there is a foam plug on the driver's side, but even if there isn't, you can always run the coax along the firewall to the passenger side.

If you do a search in this section, there are several threads on mounting a CB. Some, if I remember right, even have some basic instructions on making your own overhead mount.

Another good resource, if you are new to CBs is CB Radios & CB Antennas - Cobra, Uniden, Wilson, K40 & Firestik here. They have resource pages that you can access.
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There is a hole. Filed with foam and both driver and passenger. Lift hood. Look down in the gap under the cowl between the quarter panel and in tee body behind he brake mater cylinder and behind the battery. You just have to pop the little pice of dash off beind where the door closes in and the wires pop out I to your hand. Use a metal coat hanger to push/pull the wires through. With a little duct tape

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