Running power to radio

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  1. WX4WSD

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    Just bought a 2020 Ford Ranger Pkup. Having problems finding a way to run power from battery to under back seat where I plan to install radio...... Any help is appreciated.
     
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  2. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    you need to find a guy who did this on a ford ranger,,,,or be that guy.
    i dont have a f r...
     
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  3. WC5P

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    Pull up the carpets and see if there are some removable rubber plugs in the floor pan.
     
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  4. WN1MB

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    Ask a local aftermarket audio sales and installation specialty shop how they do it, or get a quote.
     
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  5. K1LKP

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    JEFF,

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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
  6. WN1MB

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  7. K1LKP

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    YES..........YES....... JEFF...........

    I WILL BE SURE TO TELL THEM THAT.............

    73 ES KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK FOR THE QRZ FORUM.
     
  8. W5GX

    W5GX Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are several rubber boots and grommets on the firewall, you're going to have to get creative. In my 2019 Tahoe, there was a little nipple molded into the big wire grommet that I was able to puncture and get a 12ga wire through. I ran the ground to the body chassis.

    You're going to have to be willing to gut the interior - trim, carpet, seats. Get a repair manual (Haynes, Chilton, etc.), and take care around air bags.

    If you're DIY - you'll need to get under the dash with a flashlight.
     
  9. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hook into the electric brake trailer hitch 20 amp circuit may be the easy way.

    Hook it to the hot side, Or it will not work unless the brake is applied.
     
  10. AI7PM

    AI7PM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Run a single #8 wire for Positive, rated for the engine compartment environment into a loom, then under the truck. (either side, stay away from the exhaust system) If there's no grommets in back, find a spot in back that is convenient and drill a hole for the wire and loom to enter the cab, then seal it with silicone. Ground to the body/chassis near the radio. I've done it this way several times in various makes and models. There was plenty of spots to zip tie under the truck along the frame. On my Ram, I just used loom retainers zip screwed into the floor underside.
     
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