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Old 09-16-2016, 12:32 AM
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Question CB install Where to ground to? '06 TJ

On my CB install, where can i connect the ground? things i thought were metal, dont seem to be helping.. going to look tomorrow again, but I'm searching all over not finding a definitive explanation/location...

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This is JK section. Post your question in the TJ section for all the answers you need. I would run it to the battery!

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Running it to the battery will work but the better option is to find or make a clean connection to the metal tub. You want to make sure all of the paint is removed from the ground point and are at bare metal. You want to keep the ground wire as short as possible, this will help reduce the possibility of noise being generated. Also by grounding to the tub will help to reduce noise that could possibly be generated into the CB, a whining sound through the speaker that changes with engine RPM.
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On my CB install, where can i connect the ground? things i thought were metal, dont seem to be helping.. going to look tomorrow again, but I'm searching all over not finding a definitive explanation/location...

Thx!
Because there is none. With CB I have seen it argued both ways. (body vs battery). I'll bet you have already discovered that with your internet searches.

I always temporarily run everything 1st to make sure it works OK as a complete system and the antenna will tune where I want it.
Put the CB in the jeep, hook up the antenna, and try running both wires out the window and to the battery.Start the jeep and listen to the noise. Then try hooking the ground wire to someplace on the tub near the radio. Start it and listen to the noise.Sometimes grounding to the battery is quieter, sometimes its the body right next to the rig. Sometime you have to ground the radio to the body AND run a ground wire to the battery to get rid of noise. Go with whatever way sounds cleaner with the engine running. .


With the older TJ it might have weaker body grounds so there could be resistance in them. Resistance leads to noise since your sharing that ground with everything else in the jeep.

People normally go with the cheap little compact radios on jeeps since space is limited. All the little compact radios have crap for filtering and spending a little time experimenting with power sources can really make all the difference.
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awesome help comrades... i will reevaluate the possible noise yall mentioned, but it seems okay i have to get to the interstate to really check tho.. thanks! and apologies fir the mixup in the threads...
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This is the CB i installed and I mounted on the pass side of the shifting console. I pretty much ride alone anyway, but it seems out of the way.
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and i grounded it to a nut with a few other ground, next to the glove box, behind the end dash piece. I can pop the dash piece back off tomorrow and grab a pic.

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