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Artist's rendering of Keira's interior mods...
 

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Dang Raine. Your build is awesome. I love the thought and detail. I just wish I understood electrical, like at all. lol. Your mechanical mods make perfect sense to me. But when you talk electronics and electrical, you're speaking a language I don't understand. I really like the mods where you thought outside the box. I was originally going to remove the front air dam this weekend when I did my lift. But I really like how you just cut off the part that hangs down. And kept the rest of it for a more finished look. Just one example. Thanks for the great thread.
Electrical isn't that difficult to understand if explained correctly, but it's easy to mess up if done incorrectly ::wink::

Artist's rendering of Keira's interior mods...
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So I'm going to install my cb next week. I have all the parts. I've seen where some people have used the power going to the power supply inside the center console. But I've never taken apart an interior. And I can't find a video on youtube showing how to remove the center console to get to the wires. Also I've never spliced into a wire before. And I don't know where to ground it. See? I'm a total wiring idiot. lol
 

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So I'm going to install my cb next week. I have all the parts. I've seen where some people have used the power going to the power supply inside the center console. But I've never taken apart an interior. And I can't find a video on youtube showing how to remove the center console to get to the wires. Also I've never spliced into a wire before. And I don't know where to ground it. See? I'm a total wiring idiot. lol
Lift up the center console lid. Remove 3 flathead Phillips screws at the hinge and set the lid aside. Pull the back part of the center console towards the rear seats and it will pop off. You can access the wires there.

If you need more room, remove two screws (one on each side) at the lower rear of the center console (slide your front seats forward to see them. Grab the front cup holders and pull upward - it will pop up and out. Then grab the shifter trim and also pull up and out. You'll see 3 more screws connecting the back half of the center console to the front half. Remove those screws, unplug the two harness plugs underneath where the cupholder usually id, and the back half of the center console will come out of the vehicle.

Then ask someone who's done electrical before to come over and splice your CB into the 12v receptacle... and watch them how they do it so you can learn.
 

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So I'm going to install my cb next week. I have all the parts. I've seen where some people have used the power going to the power supply inside the center console. But I've never taken apart an interior. And I can't find a video on youtube showing how to remove the center console to get to the wires. Also I've never spliced into a wire before. And I don't know where to ground it. See? I'm a total wiring idiot. lol
You are not the only one who finds the electrical work scary...Plugging something in or unplugging it is as far as I understand, installing new wires is a whole new ball game.
Maybe someone here on this forum could do a wiring for dummies thread...installing an after market light, make an instructional how to thread or something...and slowly get more and more advanced with future lessons?
But where would we find such a person?
 

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Thought I'd post a teaser pic of what I'm working on now:

 

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I've had a few armrests wishlist'd for a while now, but I know when I'm camping and the dogs in the back seat get excited, they might put their feet up there and I don't want something that'll get torn up, otherwise I'd be all over stealing that idea...looks great!
 

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This update will be short and sweet, because this is probably the easiest/quickest mod done to my truck. Install took about 60 seconds, total cost = $12. As far as plushness level, this cloth cover is somewhere in between the OEM armrest and a neoprene cover.

Hey raine, did you make this or order it?
and if you ordered it wher from?
 

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Raine, where did you feed your cable to get inside the cab on your power tailgate mod? Also, do you remember what colors the 2 cables you tapped in to?
There is an access hole in the left-rear passenger floorboard, if you remove the door sill panel and peek underneath the carpet, you'll see a rubber grommet - I ran all the wires for the rear mods through this hole (Power Tailgate Lock Mod, UtiliTrack LED Light Mod, and the Rear "Shuttle Camera" wires) and sealed it up with some silicone. The hole exits just to the inside of the frame rail, making it easy to secure the harness to the frame rails all the way back to the rear of the chassis.

Hey raine, did you make this or order it?
and if you ordered it wher from?
eBay
 
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