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Old 09-05-2010, 11:47 PM
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Ok, so I have the CB mount fabbed up, and I am mounting the antennas in the stake holes, but.... I cannot find a grommet to put the antenna wires through to save my life! I have looked behind the seats, under the seats, along the tranny tunnel. There are tons of grommets in the bed, but I can't find one in the cab. Has anyone ran wires out of the cab, either in the floor or the behind the back seat? I am not quite ready to drill holes in my new truck, hence using the stake hole mount for the antennas. PLEASE HELP.
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You could probably run the coax along the truck to the firewall, entering the cab through a grommet above the brake pedal.

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Not sure about the 4th gens, I'm not too cool with drilling holes in my truck, either, and I'm not running the dual antenna that I really want, lol, but I have the magnetic antenna, mounting that to the bedrail just behind the cab, I'm looking to run the coax through the drain plug in the back of the bed and into the cab. Like you, that's the problem I am having, locating where I can run that into the cab. Once I figure that out, wiring it is not the problem. I know how to hide the coax, run it under the seat or along the pillar if needed, but you are asking the question I really need an answer to as well!

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Why not just drill a hole and install your own rubber grommet? If done right, it's just as good as anything the factory can install.
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I know in my head that this is probably true, but it is a mental thing of drilling a hole in my new truck. I may go this route, though, especially because the hole would be where I want it.
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If you come into the cab soon (back seat area) then you'll have to route around teh cab (door sills or headliner). If you route under the truck and around to the firewall (as suggested) you'll be under the dash and closer to the CB.

Be sure to post pics of your antenna mounts. That's the same location I've decided upon when/if I put a radio in mine. I don't like drilling holes if I can help it either!
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I look at it this way; it's my truck, I'll own it for 5 or so years, I want it the way I want it, I'm not trying to keep it "new" for someone else, it's MY truck. Do what you want but do it right, it,s your truck. My CB antenna is in a 3/4" hole in the center of the roof! (check inside first for ribs)
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haven't looked on my truck yet. but, there should be a plastic mounting plate on the fire wall by the steering wheel where the clutch would mount. should be able the drill a 3/4" hole through it and run the coax (with the end on it) through it. done it on all of my trucks so far, just haven't gotten to it on this one. lol.
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I ended up drilling a hole where I needed it and used a PCV Valve grommet. I hadn't mentioned it yet, because I don't have the pics, and I didn't want to invoke the wrath of the pic monsters, of which I have been one.
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Pic monsters? What pic monsters? Just means the mod didn't happen if there's no pics.
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