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Cb radio Quest: can I splice the orange wire(memory) with the red wire(hot)?

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As long as it is not on the ignition,Radio and memory will be on all the time. But ,yes you can.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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I'm putting a after market radio in my 2000 GMC Sierra and I can't find a wire diagram that matches the wires in the truck.so far they all say that it should have 2 yellow wires and I only have one


Contact the maker of the radio. Chances are you have to run the single yellow wire to both connections on the radio, but it's a risky bet.

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I don't know how I copied and pasted so much sorry about that. But my question is I have orange and red wires with fuses and black wire without do I hook both red and orange to hot and black to ground?


it depends on what radio if you have a cobra 18wx style or maxon's, or a radioshack type the red is constant power 12v, orange is a switched 12v.. IE key like a stereo, and black is ground. if you have a 25 or 29 ltd types or exports they only have 2 wires red 12v and black ground. but you do find some power cords that have all three, and the orange on the 25 / exports are not used.

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What is the orange wire for


Hi, my name is John. Welcome to FixYa. The orange wire is a hot (+) wire just like the red wire, and the black wire is the ground (-) wire. Thanks for choosing FixYa....John

Sep 28, 2010 | Maxon MCB-30 40-Channels Base CB Radio

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From your owner's manual (Page 3):
http://www.cobra.com/downloads/manuals/18WXSTII_MANL1.pdf

The RED wire goes to the fuse panel (+12V)

The ORANGE wire goes to the battery for memory
(I STRONGLY suggest an inline fuse here of 2A)

The BLACK wire is vehicle ground.

Hope this helps you out.
Good Luck!

May 07, 2010 | Cobra 18 WX ST II 40-Channels Base CB...

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On a Maxon MCB-30 cb radio, there are three wires. Red, Black and Orange. Red and black are the power and ground, but whats the point of the orange wire and what do you connect it to?


Hello stud

The orange wire is for memory retention for the last channel you were on if the red wire loses power as in switched on and off with the car ignition just hook up the orange to a 12 volt source that is on all the time. By the way those are some neat little radios wish I had one.

Ray

May 05, 2010 | Maxon MCB-30 40-Channels Base CB Radio

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Where do the 3 wires in back of my Cobra18wxst11 go? Can I use a cigarette lighter plug?


From www.Cobra.com


"Where do I connect the three power wires? (radios with 3 power leads)
Answer: Connect the black wire to chassis ground.

Connect the red wire to a switched +12 volt source, such as the fuse for the AM/FM radio.

The orange wire is for the memory retention of your CB radio, and should be connected to a constant +12 volt source. The fuse for the brake lights is usually a good choice.

With the radio wired as above, the radio will turn off when the ignition is turned off. The orange wire will provide power to the radio so that it remembers the channel.

If you are installing your Cobra CB radio in an application where you wish to utilize a cigarette plug to power the unit, connect the black wire to the negative lead (side terminal) on the plug. Connect both the red and orange wires together to the positive lead (center tip) of the plug. Your unit will function properly this way but will not retain the channel memory. When power is applied your radio will come up on channel 9."

Oct 23, 2009 | Cobra 18 WX ST 40-Channels Base CB Radio

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Cb radio installation


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Jan 16, 2009 | Cobra 18 WX ST II 40-Channels Base CB...

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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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