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    Ok guys I need a little help, I was tryin to install a CB today. I know its just a power and a ground, but were is the best place to wrie it if I want to have power to it even when the truck is off? Anything will help...thanks guys

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    I have mine running from the fuse box behind the glove box. I used the rear whiper fuse slot since i dont have one and it run when the jeep is off. As for the ground I just grounded it off to a bolt on the frame.

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    Simple answer is A) find a constant hot wire in the fuse box to tap into, or B) just run the lines to the battery. Only problem with this method is that if you forget to turn it off, it could kill the battery.

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    Never thought about running it ti the battery

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    Thanks....Im at work right now.....but Ill give it a shot when I get off

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    I also heard that you should in line fuse the ground wire when going stright to the battery, Because if it shorts somewhere it could travel up the ground while looking for a place to go.
    I forget where I read this but somewhat makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailsnail View Post
    Simple answer is A) find a constant hot wire in the fuse box to tap into, or B) just run the lines to the battery. Only problem with this method is that if you forget to turn it off, it could kill the battery.
    Maybe an inline Relay to help avoid that?

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    Well I just got finished with the CB install... I ran it to the AUX Power Outlet in the cab...Its always hot even when the car is off....works like a charm. I also blew a fuse lastnight....thats another reason why it didnt work.

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