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Neither the author of this article nor NCFJ Cruisers administration are responsible for any injury or damage you incur. This is a "how to" thread and all persons assume all liabilities upon doing this work. Please proceed with caution!


Parts used:
4ft firestik II antenna
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Firestik Internal Locking Quick Disconnect
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Firestik Heavy Duty SS Spring
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Firestik Antenna Stud Mount
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Firestik EZ install 2 piece coax cable with fire ring
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Ancor Marine Thrudeck PL259 Coax Connector from West Marine
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Dual Male PL259 connector
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Dual 12v aux power plug from west marine (because it was black)
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For starters I will explain a bit. I used a bandi mount as most will, or should. I followed the same routing for the coax from the bandi to the interior as most have. I drilled a hole in the door jam and used a rubber grommet for the hole. The bit size for this varies important because it is all dependent on the size of the cable end and the grommet used.

I routed the cable into the door through the drilled hole and back out through the vehicle's harness feed through into the jack storage area. CB/coax and 2x aux power plug install. Pic Heavy! 0f455078
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I then removed the rear door lower trim piece, folded up the rear floor matt, and pulled back the left side interior paneling as I routed the cable.
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I continued running the coax along the main wire harness all the way to the front driver side door sill. I removed the lower attachment bolt for the rear seat belt so the panel could be pulled back.
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This is coming down over the wheel well to the door sill
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Then along the door sill till just in front of the rear attachment points for the driver seat
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I used a wire hanger to feed the coax under the flooring to the center console area. The upper and lower center console pieces have been removed. Once across I ran the coax forward along the hump to just behind the shift levers, across the hump, and then forward again to the front passenger side corner of the upper center console piece.
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With the upper center console piece removed, I used a 16mm hole bit for the thrudeck connector. It was the closest size I had so my dremel did the rest. Then I installed the thrudeck connector and connected the coax to the back side. I am using a cap from work for the front when the CB is not installed.
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The CB/coax install was paused here for the aux 12v plug installs.

I used a 1" bit because it was the biggest I had. Once again my dremel did the rest. Then I installed the front 12v plug next to the coax feedthrough as seen in the pics above. Using the same bit I drilled for and installed the rear 12v plug in the rear center console cup holder/storage hole.
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Power is coming from an add-a-circuit at the interior fuse panel. I placed it in a blank spot because there are so many and I picked a spot that is always hot because I wanted to be able to charge my phone on trips while leaving the vehicle locked.
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Fed under the steering wheel, behind and under the lower switch panel to the front right 12v plug. There it was spliced to the rear plug.
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Ground was routed from the right side lower center console bolt mount to the front and rear plugs.
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From this point, before reattaching all paneling and console pieces a multimeter was used to check continuity from the coax connector center pin to my antenna base and from the outer shell to the vehicle (ground). Then center pin to the vehicle (ground) was checked to ensure no continuity.

Voltage checks were done from the center contact of each 12v plug to vehicle (ground) to ensure proper polarity and 12v was being delivered in all key settings.

After checks and reinstalling paneling.
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My CB of choice was the Midland 75-822. It uses a 12v plug for power and a separate connection for antenna. The antenna connector on the Midland vehicle harness is female as is the feedthrough PL259 connector I used on my center console. The final connector, male to male, I will keep on the end of my CB harness so I have a quick connect/disconnect.
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Hopefully this is comprehensive enough. If you have any questions let me know.

Difficulty:
If you have a basic understanding of electricity, I would say this is one wrench. It was very time consuming (6 +/- hours) but very easy.


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I can see why you were away from the forum for a few days now, you've been busy! That looks real clean from Bandi to console. What does everyone use their 12v plugs for though? I've never used mine and frankly don't even know if it works. I'm not much of one for portable gadgets though, so that might be it.
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Very nice! I'll be following suit one of these days..

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I can see why you were away from the forum for a few days now, you've been busy! That looks real clean from Bandi to console. What does everyone use their 12v plugs for though? I've never used mine and frankly don't even know if it works. I'm not much of one for portable gadgets though, so that might be it.

I keep my GPS plugged into mine, so it automatically shuts off when I turn the ignition off.

I need to install more 12V outlets so I can charge my phone, run a radar detector, etc. too.


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Definitely a portable gadget thing. We take trips pretty often and have kids. My wife and I both have iPhones so the kids play games on them when they get board. Also, we have a Garmin GPS that we use on trips and now my CB. I have the Midland 75-822 which uses a 12v plug. With the extra plugs added I can do any combination of three while traveling which is a bonus for us.

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Nice write up Dave. Pic heavy for sure, lots of great pics.

Did you solder any of the connections for the CB?
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Didn't have any connections to solder or crimp. Precisely why I bought the cable I used. It is all screw on connectors and they are tight connections.
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Very nice install and great pics, thanks for posting them up! cheers
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Very nice install. I like the connector on the side of the console. That is where I also have a hot 12v power supply. Guess I need the thrudeck and the male to male now. For the trudeck, is there a nut on either side of the plastic? Looks like there are 2 on the outside.

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Thanks for the write up! I'm going to run something like this for my CB as well as an extra 12V hot all the time extra connection... probably going out back where the inverter would be.
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Thanks. I had this pictured in my head for a long time before I was able to make it happen.
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What does everyone use their 12v plugs for though? I've never used mine and frankly don't even know if it works. I'm not much of one for portable gadgets though, so that might be it.

GPS, cell car charger, XM radio, CB... thats about it. I need to add another few 12v plugs.
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wife's cell, I have an extra 12v under my dash and a dash mount for my phone, CB, GPS, spot light, KID STUFF (DVD player, bottle warmer), and the blender (of course).
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wife's cell, I have an extra 12v under my dash and a dash mount for my phone, CB, GPS, spot light, KID STUFF (DVD player, bottle warmer), and the blender (of course).

Blender..... awesome. lol!
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needed for camping and tailgating, and now because of the kid (daddy needs his nerve juice).
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needed for camping and tailgating, and now because of the kid (daddy needs his nerve juice).

Hey, you didnt have to justify it!! Completely understandable.
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it seems that I have to justify everything.
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tbulluck wrote:
it seems that I have to justify everything.

Dont worry, its the same story with me. Even the justifications need justifications.
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tbulluck wrote:
it seems that I have to justify everything.

Dont worry, its the same story with me. Even the justifications need justifications.

cheers I am not alone.
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tbulluck wrote:
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tbulluck wrote:
it seems that I have to justify everything.

Dont worry, its the same story with me. Even the justifications need justifications.

cheers I am not alone.

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For you guys, I have been married going on 14 years and I have a 12 yr old and a 6 yr old. Justification is the name of the husband/daddy game.
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Oh yeah, I am glad I took awesome pictures for this since I have to do it all over again. lol!
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Oh yeah, I am glad I took awesome pictures for this since I have to do it all over again. lol!

should take 1/4 of the time this time around.
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Hahaha Dave.... I dont understand why there has to be justification for everything. I should be able to do something "just because" dammit! lol. Oh well. I'll heed your advice.

Yeah, Ive always found that the second time around goes twice as fast. After cutting the rubber mat for the seat backs, the rear cargo one took me about 10mins!
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