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Cb radio I bought a cb radio from a garage sale and it came with pretty much of everything as far as I can tell, but the one thing that I can't figure out (since I'm not an electrician or a mechanic) is that the cb has a orange, red and black wire. Now I know that the black wire is the ground. The red wire I'm guessing is the hot wire, but the orange??? Do I need it??? And what gauge of wire do I use for cb???

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  • scott LeBars Jan 09, 2009

    Awesome tips and comments but I'm still curious about what type of wire to use since when I bought the cb at the yard sale someone had cut the wires off at the box and there isn't enough wire to go anywhere.



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It is a light wire typically. this lets the lights and/or system memory stay on while the power is off. It's connected to a 12 volt + source thats always on. But it isnt always necessary to do so. Most leave it disconnected or connect it to the same source of power as the Red wire. Try it without the orange to see what happens.


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Usually red is for switched power and orange is constant power.
Orange will go directly to 12V constant supply. This retains memory.
Red will go to switched (ignition) 12Vsupply. this turns it on and off with the car.
Black is ground.

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    blueextc3221 Jan 09, 2009

    Regular 18GA Primary wire will suffice. It is available at any Automotive parts store.

    Either railroad solder the ends together or use ****-crimp connectors (also available at the autoparts store)



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