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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Where is an open fuse

I have been trying to wire my cb without having to goto straight to the battery, and i have no idea of how to wire into a fuse box or where an open fuse that is not already being used. i know of two fuse boxes and id prefer to stay inside because idk howto go through the firewall without drilling. im new at this.

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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hook it up to the cigarette lighter wires if you want it to shut off when the key is turned off.
That's the way I did it.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Hook it up to the cigarette lighter wires if you want it to shut off when the key is turned off.
That's the way I did it.
I think this is how I wired mine up. If you look at the fuse diagram you can see where everything goes to. I wired my PA to the cigarette lighter fuse, my CB is actually an old base-station I inherited that gets way better reception than regular stuff that I use an adapter to the cigarette lighter to plug into...my driving/fog lights are wired I believe to my security fuse or something that I don't have.

This reminds me I need extra fuses....I don't think I have any left for replacements :P
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Unread 07-21-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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okay thank yall. im gonna try that
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Unread 07-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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Or your fuel pump... Either works just fine. You can drill through your firewall (which I have done) just make sure you fill that hole with fire RESISTANT goop. I can show you what I did a bit later.. they also make grommets for a firewall hole which are essentially the same thing although they're fire retardant. 1. Flame resistant - The characteristic of a substance to resist ignition and to self extinguish if ignited.
2. Flame retardant - A chemical substance used to impart flame resistance. I can also show you how to wire it by staying inside the cab and going behind your dash to get to the fuse box.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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I would just use the auxiliary power source wire right next to the cigarette lighter.

Unless they didn't all come with that. Maybe it's just a Limited thing?
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my aux power outlet is constant hot. cig lighter is switched acc.
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my aux power outlet is constant hot. cig lighter is switched acc.
same in mine.
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