Connecting cables must be routed and secured in such a manner as not to interfere with the operation of the brake, accelerator or other controls. They also recommend a careful inspection to make sure mounting hardware and electrical connections are tight. The easiest way that I was able to achieve this was to run a dedicated ground wire from the frame, directly through the middle hole of the mount, then tightened with the Allen screw. It is also possible that he might slide off of a ledge and scrape the mount off the face of the bumper. If the stud mount doesn't perform that task efficiently, you end up with unneeded loss. Another option might be the FireRing. So the entire installation process took an hour and 25 minutes timed on my iPhone.
I did drill into the body to route the cable up to the front of the cab. Before starting the drilling, eyeball the length of the screws to make sure you have a good idea how far they will penetrate into the metal. This is a spot where good voltage is guaranteed, polarity is marked and the radio will be shut down when you shut down the truck. This wasn't by accident; it's because users learned to appreciate their outstanding design and quality material. They complain constantly about the two way radio, and the shop keeps these things on hand by the case.
This is a difficult operation for someone unfamiliar with electronics, but it can be easily accomplished by a technician where you purchased your equipment. I literally am working on this project now and was going to do something similar, in fact I was deciding whether I wanted to run the cable underneath and then drill a hole through the body. From the exterior, using both hands, pull the tail light off directly backwards from the vehicle. This means ensuring metal-to-metal contact with the mirror bracket — no interfering rust or plastic or rubber mounting parts. Then, use the multimeter to test the resistance between the mount and the chassis of the vehicle, which should show zero resistance.
The power it is not power that hurts you it is the amount of excessive harmonics produced by a poorly tuned over modulated radio that does it of the 94 wont hurt the electronics as long as its tuned to be clean but if it has been clipped modulation limiter or swing kit or just poorly tuned then it wont matter what kind of antenna you use your still going to have problems. There are just some things that require a middle man. But it turned out to be an easier than expected job and I am very happy with how it turned out. The basic steps for every installation are the same and we will outline them here. Bread without the peanut butter and jelly. Positive ground systems will have a connection between the battery positive terminal and the engine block, while the negative terminal will connect to the alternator and starter. I had several of them, because I knew there was nothing wrong with them.
You want to lay it out at about a foot long and then fold it back on its self,just keep the bends about a foot apart. When installed, the coax connectors are concealed on the inside of the vehicle. Can you take a few pics of how you installed the mic hanger bracket? I ordered a solve this. Sandoval suggests that it is ideal, from the standpoint of ensuring maximum voltage, to connect your radio directly to the battery terminals. Tune the Antenna Tuning the antenna is one of the most important parts of the installation process. Second, you will always need to remember to turn off the radio when you shut down the vehicle as it will be powered up at all times.
Whichever method of communication you choose is to you, but this install process will work for both. I have bookmarked this thread for reference later. FireStik 3-Way Antenna Mount Installation Next it was time to install the antenna mount in the bracket. If connecting to a circuit in the fuse box, find one that turns off with the ignition switch. It will also be red if the wires are color-coded, as on units from Midland and Uniden. After connecting the antenna to the Spring, and the spring onto the mount, I just put the mount where the signal wouldn't be blocked or interrupted. I chose the latter option to make the job a bit easier.
Some radios have the meter built into the radio but many do not. We checked for proper clearance between the tail gate's weather gasket and the body and there was sufficient room, right at the corner, to run the cable into the Jeep's interior. Tune it every time you move the antenna, add a spring or quick disconnect, modify your vehicle with a large metal component, hit your antenna on something, change your coax length, switch to a different mount, and more. Also run a flat braid wire from the antenna down the door jab, behind the hinges, down to the battery box. Without a citizens band radio to stay in touch with drivers around you on the highway, the road would be a lonely place.
Easily mount your antenna anywhere! Remember yo do want a little slack so add 6'' to your measurements. Step 6: Reverse previous steps Reverse previous steps replacing taillight, hardware, carpeting and trim pieces. Bingo, you gotta' a good ground plane, and, a great place to mount the antenna. Believe me it's not going anywhere and after I finished I replaced the blank and slid the radio in and out of it with pretty good force just to make sure it wasn't going to budge. There are tons of tips and tricks for running cable through a vehicle online. The drivers are a bunch of Prima Donnas.
The two most problematic mounting areas on off-road vehicles are aftermarket bumpers and tailgates. Now it's time to connect to the power supply! That might not make sense, but basically it runs right where my weathertech floor mat touches the carpet in the pic above. Will clamp on to a vertical or horizontal bar due to the 180 degree swivel. Is the center conductor pin the only hot lead and everything else including the collar a ground?? Most units have a mounting bracket that makes it easy for you to attach it to the underside of the dash or anywhere else you want. Connect the negative, black lead to the negative battery terminal, or to a negative terminal in the accessory junction box. If not, a short will occur.