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Old 08-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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CB Radio Power Wiring ???

I am trying to wire a Corba 29 LTD Classic CB. According to the specs on my coach (Itasca Meridian 2007 36G) the wiring should be beneath the dash to the left of the steering wheel in a plastic sheath. Can't find them...I can see a place to put the negative wire (where all the white grounds come in) Where do I put the red positive wire?? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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With a test light you can be sure of identifying a hot and ground.
It maybe easier to ground to the frame.
You may want to wire the hot to the coach battery and not the ignition for 2 reasons....
You may eliminate additional engine noise and if your CB has a weather button,
you won't have to turn on the key to listen to it.
You may be able to run the red to a open fuse at the fuse box or just add an inline fuse.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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Check behind the foot rest for your left foot. I've helped several people wire their CBs, and that's where the factory hid them.

Another way to find the wires is to remove the cover over the left side of the windshield. You should find the antenna cable going down to below the dash. Have someone look under the dash with a flashlight while you gently pull on the antenna cable. That should reveal where the factory hid the CB wiring.

Since this is a 2007 coach, is it possible that you are the second owner and the first owner already used the factory wiring? If that's the case, then the methods described above should work to provide power to the CB. You still will have to find the antenna cable. Removing the cover as I described should solve the mystery.

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Old 08-05-2009, 06:30 AM   #4
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In 2008 they don't install the rusty antenna anymore. Maybe this was true in '07 too? Supposedly they only run the electric wires...I've yet to find mine and neither could the dealer.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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I would run the Positive wire to one of the following places

Blank fuse on the fuse panel (installing proper fuse) either "Battery" if I want the radio to work all the time or "Accessory" fuse bank

Via a proper "in-line" fuse all the way to the house batteries (How I did it)
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #6
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I checked behind the left foot rest... there it was!!! Hooked up the CB and it has power. Now waiting for the no ground antenna (2007 Meridian did not come with antenna cable so I am told).
Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:17 PM   #7
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Powermower,
Did you guy the 3 foot or 4 foot no ground antenna? I need to order one and I was thinking a side mount with a 4 foot to get a little more height?
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Powermower,
Did you guy the 3 foot or 4 foot no ground antenna? I need to order one and I was thinking a side mount with a 4 foot to get a little more height?
Just wanted to jump in for a minute, I got the Firestik 4' and the M-2 side mount from them as well. What a great and neat installation. I put it between the front of the driver's door glass frame and the windshield. Real easy removal of trim, and run coax behind trim. Good luck, and BTW. I get great reception and have no problem reaching out either with a barefooted Cobra.
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Dengraham,
I ordered a two foot antenna because I am mounting it on the roof...
The post of Justimagination will probably answer your question.
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