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where to hook up cb radio????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 90k5beast, May 12, 2004.

  1. 90k5beast

    90k5beast Registered Member

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    hey im just installing a cb radio and i cant find the place in the fuse box to place it ive been using a test light but nothing has been working is there a known place to put it? if not where have yall put it. i have a 1990
     
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    Wingnutt 1/2 ton status

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    I tied into the radio fuse with a piggyback spade connector. I love those things, pull the fuse (blade type) hook the spade connector over the fuse; put said fuse back and presto....power. I mounted my CB on the front of the console. It's out of the way and I can hear it clearly.

    I also tied a spade connector into the AC fuse to provide 12V power to my ALDL cable.
     
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    Tie it to a constant hot. I used my cig lighter.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Almost all of the single prong connectors at the top of the fuse panel are either 12V constant or 12V ignition.

    On a '90, I would bet that most of the terminals are already "occupied" for all of the power accessories (PDL/PWL, rear window, etc) but the connectors are universal on all 80's (and a bit later) GM cars, and there are "piggyback" connectors easily found in the donor cars.

    No better way to get power than the way GM did it.
     

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