Need suggestions for this issue

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  1. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    Ok. New 2024 KW T680.

    Best repair option for stock antenna system for this problem. company truck so mods must be minimal and reversible. see picture

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  3. Ridgeline

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    The pl259 ripped the coax, just get it replaced.
     
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  4. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    Our shop would order a replacement set and has said its a pain in the ### to pull interior apart etc...

    so I am looking to do this myself in the truck. Is there a video you could direct me to that would show how to accomplish in the T680 dual antenna application?

    Was also wondering if I might have an easier time of it by putting a 2 bnc to pl259 jumper in instead? I believe adding in another connection point could cause issue but am looking for the easy novice fix.
     
  5. Night Stalker10

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    You would be better off having a CB shop with the proper tools replace the PL-259 connector for you.
     
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  6. jessejamesdallas

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    Either take it by a shop and replace the connector, or you could cut it off and replace it yourself for under $5...Another option is just order a new Co-Phase antenna wiring harness and just replace the whole thing...
     
  7. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    installed a spare radio. taped up the break in the jacket. works just fine. took the main 29 ltd classic in to a "local" shop this morning.
     
  8. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    Can you guys link Some solid YouTube channels for the novice / beginner?

    I'm looking to do a temporary as needed setup system for my personal pickup truck for when my wife and I go on road trips. I really don't need a CB running around in town , which is most of my pov driving , though I wouldn't mind having it for longer trips


    And I've yet to come across an in truck repair videofor a co-phased antenna system to replace that connector.
    I made one attempt to have our shop take care of it at a p.m. but I'm not sure the shop supervisor cares for me very much . it's not an out of service item so I may need to go over his head to the shop manager who was a former driver and understands.

    so any help you guys can provide that way as far as something I might be able to do in the truck l would appreciate it.
     
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  9. Ridgeline

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    What model and year pickup?

    second the way you fix that connector is to replace the harness, that harness isn’t properly setup. This is what I meant.
     
  10. bad-luck

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    It needs to be replaced.
     
  11. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    just happened to see the shop manager this morning. is going to call kw to come out for warranty repair at our terminal on a weekend ...
     
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