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Unread 01-26-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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integrating CB radio into stock stereo?

so the last thing im gonna do to the jeep for a while is put in a CB radio. I've been looking around and i found Cobra has one that actually uses Bluetooth to connect your cell phone to it and be able to talk through the CB. That means people might actually beable to hear me ha. (http://www.rightchannelradios.com/co...tooth-479.html for refrense)

Well I noticed with the external speaker (not the PA output) you might be able to splice up a cable and wire it directly into the jeep speakers (i was thinking the ones on top of the dash). now the output looks like just a regular head phones jack. Thus i could connect it directly into the speaker wire. the only problem would be the jeep sterio system and if it has amps running through so if i would need to wire before or after the amp. any ideas? I have zero clue what the stock sterio system looks like.

its a 2010 JK, Thanks guys

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Unread 01-26-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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only way i see that working is if you have a one way diode on the lines from the radio to the speakers as anytime you have your am/fm on you will be pushing power back into the radio and that can't be good your idea is feasable but how much of a headache you want is up to you.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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only way i see that working is if you have a one way diode on the lines from the radio to the speakers as anytime you have your am/fm on you will be pushing power back into the radio and that can't be good your idea is feasable but how much of a headache you want is up to you.
And this wont work as the signals to the speakers are AC; so the diode would completely screw up the sound.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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And this wont work as the signals to the speakers are AC; so the diode would completely screw up the sound.
on 12v audio??

what do you sugest
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Unread 01-27-2011, 09:47 AM   #5
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Analog audio (speakers) is an AC waveform, that's why your speakers move back and forth. If you just apply a DC voltage to a speaker it will move one way and stay there. The osillations in the voltage/current are what move the speaker. If you put a diode in-line with the speakers, then only one direction can flow to the speaker and it will no longer work.

How to make it work... I don't see a way to integrate it with the factory stereo.

Your only real options are a separate dedicated speaker, the integrated speaker in the CB, connecting it to an Aux-in jack on the radio (but then you'd have to change the radio to only hear the CB, and not the radio); or if you're really really crafty and feel like a project, research and design a electronic circuit that can do signal sensing and switch the input from the radio to the CB automatically (this is a Electrical Engineering mid/upper college level project).
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Unread 01-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #6
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Your 2010 JK should have an input for ipods and such. Alot of guys running Cobra 75s get a double male adapter from radio shack and just plug it into the radio. You use the Aux button and can here the cb through your speakers.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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Your 2010 JK should have an input for ipods and such. Alot of guys running Cobra 75s get a double male adapter from radio shack and just plug it into the radio. You use the Aux button and can here the cb through your speakers.
yea after reading all the replys it looks like that is gonna be my plan... or i might as well just run an external speaker into the dash
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You should check out http://audiointerrupt.com/Content/Jeep.html . I currently use on my CJ-7 a device that they build . It is amazing how well it works while I am at freeway speed with the top down. I think they build one for the TJs and JKs, but I have not been to their site in a while.
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