I did some searching, but couldn't find the answers. It's a cheapie Cobra 19 Ultra III.
1. Instructions say to hook it up to the fuse box in an aux spot for 12v, but the only empty aux spot on the board says its for 15A. What to do?
2. Is almost skinny enough to fit in the spot for the three switch blanks above my cig lighter. how deep is that spot behind the blanks? I haven't pulled off the bezel to take a look yet. I kind of want it to look good, and not just stuck on, but if I can't put it there, I'll just use the bracket to mount it under the glove box.
I was lazy in my existing sled and powered the CB through the fuse box--M-C is right, you will get a lot of interference especially when you are going over bridges etc (not sure why) and therefore you have to cut your gain way back, limiting range.
Just make sure you do a good tune before you try and use it. I dont know how but I was messing with my tunable firestick trying to tune it myself and my last cb started smoking. Lets just say that one is back in the box waiting to be sent out for warrenty work and I had to buy a new one.
went to the battery with cable extensions. Wasn't a big deal, as I've already busted through the firewall for my amplified subwoofer. As far as tuning, I got an antenna that is supposedly pre-tuned, but he folks on the ride that I went on said that I sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher. My antenna was loose though, so who knows if that was it.