JT cb antenna wire routing location

  1. wobe2020

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    Does anyone have an idea on how to route the CB antenna wire coax through the firewall on my JT on the passenger side of the cab? I prefer not drilling any holes but wasn't sure if there's a way to feed the antenna wire into the engine bay.
     
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    From what I've read, it's easier to get through on the driver's side. There's supposed to be a plug there in a hole that can be used. I'm going to be running some wires through, but haven't actually looked at it yet.
     
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    I'm familiar with that plug hole, it's the hole where the clutch pedal is supposed to be if you have an automatic, I was hoping someone was familiar with one somewhere on the passenger side.
     
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    I used a glass mount antenna, no holes and simple wiring power drop off the passenger battery drop with fuse.
     
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    I know how/where on a JKU but not on the current JL/JT. My suggestion is you go to the JL forum as I'll bet it's been done a lot over there (they have a head start on us) and we have the same Jeep from the B-pillar forwards
     
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    Depending on your floor mats and carpet, could use the drain hole.
     
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    I used the drain plug for now on the drivers side, ran it along the top of the frame rail. The antenna mount I got suggested it and came with a new grommet for the drain hole.

    I want to push the slush mats through the drain hole next spring, so I’ll have to come up with something different, but it works fine for now.

    It’s also super easy to push the cable behind the infotainment system to get it from driver side to passenger side, roomy enough back there that I didn’t need to use a wire puller. Incase that’s the reason for coming in passenger side.
     
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    There’s a rubber grommet with a big wire loom running trough it up above the carpet behind the heater core on the passenger side. I used it to run my antenna cable through it. Took longer than I wanted to due to its got an inside and outside rubber to go through. Also would have been easier without a fender liner.
     
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    Yes, this. Basically I used a wire coat hanger to shove through the grommet under the dash on the passenger side. White so I could see it. Once I made it through (two pops, one inside and one exterior grommet) I crawled under the back side of the passenger tire. You can look up if you pull the fender liner back a bit and see where the coat hanger went through. I bent a loop in it, hooked my looped antenna and power lead through it and taped it all down really good. Back in the passenger compartment I bent a handle in the coat hanger and pulled real hard and it came back through.
     
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    Don't have a CB yet, but I am planning on trying to run my wire through the plastic plug under the carpet, about 6" forward of the drain plug. I ran my wiring for auxiliary reverse lights through that on the passenger side and haven't had any issues.
     
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    I finally decided to run the wire through the clutch plug on the drivers side under the dash, beware that you will need 25'-27' of coaxial cable if you mount the antenna on the drivers side of the rear bumper.
     
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