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Aftermarket Electronic Install Question-66 CJ 5

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by Cheftao, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:43 AM.

  1. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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    Cheftao

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    I am looking to install a CB radio into my 66 CJ5. There does not appear to be a “fuse box” or any other connector between the battery and the electrical system. Is this normal? How would I go about installing the CB into the electrical system? Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:48 AM
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    If you have no fuse box or cannot locate the fuse box use a 60-80amp circuit breaker from the power source to bring 12V power into the CJ. Consider a generic relay box spod-like product that can supply switched+ fused 12V power for optional accessories like cb, external lights etc. Somewhere in this forum I posted about my relay box, S-Tech and have used jeep tailored products in my other non-jeep projects for safe reliable switch systems.
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    Thanks aggrex, Sounds like a good idea. Most of the wiring seems old and crusty. Would it be a good investment to install a new wiring harness and add the relay to the new harness?
     
  4. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:18 PM
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    The generic spod-like relay box, circuit breaker for example mounts in the engine compartment connected to the battery separate from the main harness which makes it a safe addition and invisible to modern PCM controlled vehicles. One bundled cable from the relay box enters the cabin to power up to 4 to 6+ switches to control different 12V accessories.

    Check these out for info
    https://stechswitch.com/
    https://www.amazon.com/Apollointech...&keywords=apollo+intech&qid=1585275371&sr=8-1
     
  5. Mar 27, 2020 at 6:51 AM
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    Sounds perfect! Thanks for the link too. Ill let you know how it goes....
     

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