Cb replacement recommendation

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by aramil248, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    SouthEast Alabama
    Did you see the CB posts in the back or did those wires come from the plug-in harness? I ended up using twist caps (thinks that's what they're called) and twisting together the wires from the CB and the wires from the harness. No sense in me using electrical tape on those connections because I knew I wouldn't be in that truck very long.

    If you saw the red and black posts, you can probably run the wires from your CB straight to those posts. If there is no power on those posts, check your fuse panel under the left side of dash, below the key. When I got in that temp truck, the previous driver had wired his to the harness and when he got out of it, he left the bare wires exposed and evidently they ended up making contact with each other because the fuse was blown. I replaced that fuse and had power to both sources (harness and posts).
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  3. aramil248

    aramil248 Medium Load Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    I just chose to return the new cobra I bought. I can deal without a cb. The last 3 trucks that I had my bearcat 880 in I barely heard anything on it. Some probably think I'm stupid but whatever. Thanks for the help though
    88 Alpha Thanks this.
  4. Triple Digit Bullhauler

    Triple Digit Bullhauler Heavy Load Member

    Sep 6, 2012
    001 anywhere USA
    Looks like a small opening, for only a small radio like a cobra, Uniden, or such.
  5. Meteorgray

    Meteorgray Heavy Load Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    There are guys on here who have described "slip-seating" rigs that don't depend on any truck's built-in CB system. They have their radios in a box, and when they move into a new rig they place the radio/box on the passenger seat, plug the radio into a 12VDC port, run the antenna coax out of a partially opened window, and attach the antenna onto the mirror mount with some type of vice-grip adaptation.

    It works.
  6. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

    May 24, 2016
    Strasburg, Va
    I have a bearcat in mine. Fits perfect
  7. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    Maybe consider mounting elsewhere and use dbl sided tape..Run dedicated power to battery and yer own coax.....
    I saw you brought radio back so i guess this reply is pointless..
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