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Question Running a cable into the cab

I am trying to install new scanner an CB antenna in my bed. And I need to get the cables into the cab, I havent been able to find a usable location. ( I also only quickly looked where I am use to there being avail spots. And in other vehicles, an I am new to a F250)

Can anyone let me know where there are locations I can bring in COAX cables for the antennas, or do I need to drill an grommet my own spot?


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Running a cable into the cab

How ling is ur Coax cable?


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18' of cable. I am using Stake-Hole mounts on the bed, to mount the Antennas. I was thinking of going though the back of the cab, or under the truck to the firewall in the foot well of driver or passanger side.



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18' of cable. I am using Stake-Hole mounts on the bed, to mount the Antennas. I was thinking of going though the back of the cab, or under the truck to the firewall in the foot well of driver or passanger side.
There is a grommet there... stick your head up in there around the blend door for the heater, and you should see a grommet.




It is a little challenge to get to from under the truck. I poked a stiff wire through from the inside out and the reached up to grab the wire and pull it down. Tied the coax on and fished it back inside.


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If your truck is an auto , there is a great place on the drivers side firewall . If you look from inside the truck you will see a section of the fire wall sound deadener that comes out . Outside there is a plastic cover that pulls out . This is where I always run stuff .

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There is a grommet there... stick your head up in there around the blend door for the heater, and you should see a grommet.




It is a little challenge to get to from under the truck. I poked a stiff wire through from the inside out and the reached up to grab the wire and pull it down. Tied the coax on and fished it back inside.


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This is passenger side correct? I wonder if I can fit 2 coax, an the cable for my EGT probe though it. I took a quick glance at it last night at work. So Im not 100% the size cable(s) i can fit.

Bad night, Can you provide a photo? I see a little section that pops out, but not much behind it.

I might just drill an fill with a grommet, not sure yet.



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I don't have a truck of that body style and they changed the fire wall on the 6.4 . Maybe someone else can help there .

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There are many grommets under the floor board.

Do not run it to the engine compartment, then into the firewall. That's a waste of time and cable.

I'd put it throught the floorboard gromment on the driver's side if you plan on mounting it in the center area.

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Here, you can clearly see 2 grommets under the driver's floorboard:


And there is also a grommet art the rear of the cab:

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Thanks DFuzz, I am still deciding on a mounting location. Current its just sitting on the floor in from of my center console. I wanted to use the one in back of the cab, but havent figured out how to get the carpet off the back wall. Still new to these trucks. Im use to smaller trucks and cars.



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B&W Flip over Goose neck / B&W Tow & Stow
Leveling Kit - Wildpeak AT 325/60R18
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