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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2003, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Radio wirng 86 cj7

I am going to install a radio in my jeep. I am planning on wiring the ignition on power lead from the fusebox radio terminal. My question is can I wire constabt power lead from the fusebox too? If so which slot should I use. I was thinking the clock terminal might work but am unsure of the voltage output and my multimeter is fried. I don't have a radio harness well I do have a harness that connects to nothing I think it was for the speakers. Anyway any tips on simple radio wiring would be helpful.

One more question about illumination lead. Can I get that from the fusebox also? That would be easier then splicing into the gauge illumination.

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Re: Radio wirng 86 cj7

First off I'm gonna say you should follow the directions that come with the radio you buy.

Secondly I'm by no means a radio installer but you should have no problem wiring the first two items into your fuse box. Make sure you put them on a properly rated fuse...not too big and not too small. If need be buy a secondary fuse panel, wire it into the main and get the correct amperage fuses you need.

As for the illumination lead, I'd wire that into the dash lights. You want the radio to dim when you dim the dash lights. Thats the whole point of the illumination lead. If you didn't want it to ever dim then wire it into the fuse panel. But if you do want it to dim you'll have to wire it in after the headlight switch.
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