I did the same thing with the hot wire. Picked a fuse that has constant power backed the fuse out and stuck the wire in and pushed the fuse in tight. Then took the black wire and grounded it to a metal bracket underneath the dash.my fuse panel is under my dash, i have my CB wired into a fuse there.
:ditto:I hooked mine directly to the battery with inline fuse. When you get the radio read the owners manual for installation directions. Install it with the way they say to. Some radios require a good powersource like my radio RCI 6300FT needs to be hooked directly to the battery due to the power it requires.
Also make sure you have the antenna matched to the radio. This will prevent damage to the radio and will ensure the best performance from the radio.
Radio Shack has all the connections for your coax. Or go to a truckstop they usually have them as well. If your going to run duals have them setup by a cb radio shop. Your antenna needs to be matched to the radio. If you do not have a good match to the radio then you risk damaging your radio.Ill do the battery but where can i get a cable spliter for the coax?