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How-To: Install Cobra 19 CB in place of ashtray

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Murph, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Apr 11, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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    Murph

    Murph [OP] New Member

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    Posting this for those of you looking for a semi detailed CB install in a 3rd gen 4runner.

    I installed my Cobra 19 DXIV in the ashtray of my 2001 4Runner. I had to do a little cutting of the ashtray area and the mounting bracket that comes with it to make sure it was a secure install.

    I used a Dremel to cut out the back of the ashtray mount. Before cutting I slid the cb in to determine how much needed to be cut and marked cut lines.
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    I took the top panel off of the CB to drill holes. Those holes (about 3/4" from the edge) were used to mount the top of the cb with the ashtray mounting screws. (Holes closest to the edge were due to trial and error. The CB was too deep to attach the antenna.)
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    Top installed.
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    Slide the rest of the CB in and reattach. I had to use the mic mount screws in the appropriate holes because the original screw holes were covered by the dash trim.
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    I cut a mounting tab from the CB's mounting bracket to secure the back. I used JB weld to attach. This will keep the CB from bouncing.
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    Use a 90* elbow for the antenna so you'll have clearance in the back.

    Right angle coax adapter
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    All mounted up.
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    For power, I ran the positive through the firewall directly from the battery with the supplied inline fuse close to the battery. I ran the ground wire to a ground near the fuse panel under the dash. This model has no power plug connector, so I added male/female plug connectors close to the CB for easy removal.
     
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  2. Apr 14, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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    Shauncho

    Shauncho New Member

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    Nice clean install man! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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    Murph

    Murph [OP] New Member

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    Thanks, @Shauncho. I did this a little over a year ago. Thought I'd share with those who land here on 4runners.com.
     
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