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Help with installing FT7800 in my car

May 18th 2014, 23:00

K2ADK

Joined: Jun 12th 2011, 20:32
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The local car place wants to charge me $90 to run the wires for my rig in a Hyundai Elantra. I am sure I could do it myself, but I'm mystified by the wires. The end that's supposed to connect to the battery has power poles (I think that's what they're called: they look like a female fuse.) I haven't the slightest idea how to wire this. Can somebody please help? I'm sure I can get the wire run fine, it's just attaching it that I don't get.

Thanks!
May 19th 2014, 15:39

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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http://forums.radioreference.com/pictures-your-shack-mobile-setup/201721-ft-8900r-2011-hyundai-elantra.html

The end of the first post has a link to a wiring diagram pdf
May 19th 2014, 18:58

K2ADK

Joined: Jun 12th 2011, 20:32
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Thanks for the link. There's a lot of good info there, but it's not exactly what I need. What gets me is that the power cables end in a female two point socket. Unless I cut them off and split the cables, there's no way to attach them to the battery. If I use additional cable, the splicing isn't much fun, and I'd likely need a separate fuse.
May 19th 2014, 19:37

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Here is a great page on wiring up a radio to an automobile.

http://www.k0bg.com/wiring.html
May 19th 2014, 21:44

K2ADK

Joined: Jun 12th 2011, 20:32
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Thank you! I thought I knew how to do a good search, but I never came up with that site. I appreciate your help very much, as it looks like the information on this page is precisely what I need.

Thanks again, and 73.

Emmett
K2ADK

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