Antenna Cable Routing

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Im getting ready to install a Uniden 520 in my 80 and am wondering if there is a consensus on routing the antenna cable. The CB will be in the ashtray location and the antenna will be mounted to the ARB.

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I recently installed a Cobra in my ashtray location, and I ran the antenna cable along/ under the passenger side sill and then behind the right rear quarter interior trim panel. I drilled a small hole in the rear right corner just below the top of bottom lift gate, and fabbed a bracket that attached to the upper lift gate guide. If you want some pics I have posted two in the 80 section recently, but I can take a few more tomorrow if you want.
 

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Old thread bump of the day. But I have the exact same plans, Uniden 520 in my 80 series ashtray to antenna on front ARB. Trying to get antenna lead through firewall. I guess its the hole on the far left when looking into engine bay from front? Accessed from behind the passenger side kick panel?
 
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You can lead it through both sides main wire grommets (marked in the schematics below). I took mine on the passenger side trough the front fender from the front bumper mounted antenna:

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You will see both from above if you open your bonnet. Remove side kick panels where desired. Stick a piece of wire through the grommet from the engine bay side (insulate wire end so you dont hurt any existing wiring, use some grease).
 

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