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Old 04-19-2010
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Need a bit of help

Well i installed a CB into my Stranger 2 days ago. Currentlly my power wire is jsut connected to my batter but i know thats not the proper way to have it set up. If some one could please point me in the write direction i would be very greatfull. And pictures would be a great help to.
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As long as you have a inline fuse to the CB you are fine... You could wire it to a relay and have your trigger hooked to a switched power source ie. the feed wire to your radio that tells your radio to turn on. or the remote wire... A relay doesent require much power to make it click to turn on. This way you dont have to worry about leaving the cb on when the key is off.
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Cause the way i have it now i get all the bearing noise from the engine if i accelerate hard. and i didnt know if maybe running it thru my fuse box would eliminate that. The only problem is idk how to run it thru my fuse box...that things confuses the crap outta me
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agreed witht the comment above you.
also, you could always tap into any other constaint hot wire (since cb's can be turned off) so you could even tap into your 12v outlet or something like that.

But, id personally just tap into the radio hot
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Disconnect the coax from the radio and see if you still have a lot of noise. If it drops considerably , the noise is most likely coming from the fuel pump. The Ford pumps generate a bunch if wideband RF noise.
There is a cure for it I found a long time ago on an Explorer site but I lost the bookmark.
It involves building a homemade RF choke and splicing it into the power and ground wires close to the top of the fuel tank.

If the noise doesn't go away after removing the coax , it is either ignition or alternator caused.
If the alternator (whirring sound) , then you can buy a noise suppressor and install it.
If ignition (sounds like popping popcorn) replace spark plugs and wires with resistance types.
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