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Icon5 Quick question on CB install

Tried looking with no luck. Never Installed a cb before, but does it only need a power/ground wire for it to have power? Is there a prefered power source in the truck?
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Yup, only power and ground. I would hook it to a switched power so it came on with the truck.
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A lot of people go for the head unit fuse.
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dont wire it to a fuse heard fire start that way
wire the "hot " to the end of the 12v plug
and a good ground ,wired the ground to the computer ground which to get to it its under the floor cup holder
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dont wire it to a fuse heard fire start that way
wire the "hot " to the end of the 12v plug
and a good ground ,wired the ground to the computer ground which to get to it its under the floor cup holder
Won't that make it on all the time though?
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well yes just turn the CB on and off..
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I like the keyed idea cause then if you forget it will turn off. I have mine keyed and attached to the keyed power supply for the radio. Been like that for about a year with no problems.
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I like the keyed idea cause then if you forget it will turn off. I have mine keyed and attached to the keyed power supply for the radio. Been like that for about a year with no problems.
Yeah thats how I did mine too. I had it just wired to the outlet first until a friend turned it on without me noticing and it caused my battery to die. Fixed that right after
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ya definitely put it on a keyed 12v. will save you headaches if you forget to shut it off.
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Thanks guys!
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