Setup question Cobra 29 LTD Classic

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  1. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    So this is my first time installing my CB myself.

    I have the ANT coax and a power and ground cable in my truck.

    I don't see where my CB takes that power. I checked the manual, but it was surprisingly... vague. Unless I'm missing something or just dumb.

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    I've checked truckstops for an adapter piece that might fit that plug I see, but I haven't seen anything like that.

    What's that plug piece called?

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    D12E9DEA-9086-4234-98DF-2D486B1B1F0A.jpeg It’s just a 3 pin power cord. Unless they’re sold out most any Truckstop will have them. This is the only pic I could find of the package. You can buy them with or without the lighter plug.
     
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  4. ESAFO

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    Make sure you have a spare cord on hand along with a couple extra 2A inline fuses.
     
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    I went into petro and I found the cord. So I hooked it to the wires in my cb slot above my head.

    Red wire to power, black wire to ground. It's still not working. No power. Not sure what's going on. As far as I know it should just work.
     
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    I’m not familiar with these new trucks, but have you tried it with the ignition on?
     
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  7. ESAFO

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    Check the in line fuse on the power cord, then check main fuse box in truck & check that fuse.
     
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    I would suggest you buy a cheap $15 volt/ohm meter at wally world or some other place. It will take the guess work out of your no power problem.
     
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  9. TravR1

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    When I turn the battery on, the wire seems to be live. It sparks when it touches other metal.
     
  10. ESAFO

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    Sounds to me like it's wired into the ignition
     
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  11. TravR1

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    My connection from battery to adapter piece may not be good enough. I thought I had a pair of pliers, but can't find them now. May have to buy another pair.

    Its not powering on even with the truck turned on.
     
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