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I have a 2012 Jeep JKU.

I'm wiring up my CB this weekend. Got the CB wire ran from the rear into the front. Now at the same time I run the CB wire up top I want to splice into a power wire that is "auxiliary" or turns off when I have the key off. I was going to tap into the cigarette lighter but I can't for the life of me find the wire. I'm a complete chicken scared I'm going to mess something up Can someone please help me with pictures if possible find the easiest spot to tap into a power wire to run to my CB. (I Prefer not to come from under the hood.) I'm about as far from being an electrician as my "Jeep" is at being a "car".
 

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I personally would run it directly to the battery, but if you really don't want to do that, the cig lighter wire is purple with a pink line. I put a bazooka tube in my wifes 12 and the easiest way to get to it is to take the dash off.

Here is a pic. The cig lighter wire is the one on the bottom centerish left. If that makes sense.



Here is a link to my write up. First part will help you get the dash off
http://www.jeepasylum.com/showthrea...Well-Bazooka-Tube-Install-but-same-thing&p=82
 

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If I run directly to the battery do I have to take the dash off or can I feed the wire through somewhere without doing this? Possibly behind the glove box?
 

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Is that the one right by the clutch pedal? I'm thinking of doing the fuse tap method...
 

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If you remove the glove box and reach in all the way to the right (passenger side) you can push out the side cover. Look in the opening towards the firewall you will see a hole approximately 1/2" if I remember right. Take a coat hanger and poke thru the foam. This will get you to the battery.
 

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I have the same issue with my 13 JKU.

1) Where are people running the power wire thru the firewall?
2) What wiring are they attaching to the power wire "harness" because the one that came with my cb is way too short. I went to Radio Shack after reading on here somewhere that 12 gauge should be ok, but the guy told me I should make sure to match the harness or it could create issues??

Thanks for any and all answers. I hate doing a job more than once, especially if it was because I didn't do it right the first time!

Also, I'm new to the forum world, so hope this wasn't too long.
 

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I have the same issue with my 13 JKU.

1) Where are people running the power wire thru the firewall?
2) What wiring are they attaching to the power wire "harness" because the one that came with my cb is way too short. I went to Radio Shack after reading on here somewhere that 12 gauge should be ok, but the guy told me I should make sure to match the harness or it could create issues??

Thanks for any and all answers. I hate doing a job more than once, especially if it was because I didn't do it right the first time!

Also, I'm new to the forum world, so hope this wasn't too long.

The 2013 JK is the easiest vehicle I've had in a long-time when it came to running wires through the firewall. Just put your head down by the driver's side floormat and look up to the far left of the firewall. You'll have to put the seat all the way back and do some yoga-esque contortions. There is a soft rubber-covered hole about 2 inches in diameter (at least there is in mine). It's VERY easy to push something through that hole from the inside. It can also be done from the outside but it's harder to get a normal-sized hand to it. As for the wire size, as long as the wire is the same size or larger than the wire in the existing harness (I usually opt for larger because of a longer run), you should have no problems.
 

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Thanks Moabite. I found the 2" firewall hole as well. Now to locate some 12 gauge wire. I'm going to try to mount above mirror using the windshield frame's center top "hoop" bracket.
 
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