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Old 09-24-2015, 10:39 PM   #1
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I've been told that there is a CB antenna on the drivers side mirror. Has anyone found where the connection is inside the cab?
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:51 PM   #2
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I also herd the same rumor. I even asked a Frieghtliner service representive, he did not have a answer. I installed a cb antenna on the right side mirror.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:11 AM   #3
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And I wish you guys would hurry up and find the box that separates the antenna input into radio and CB signals then post pictures of where you found it and what it looks like…so I don't have to do that. The Dynamax and Renegade show a different headliner with a CB installed overhead. Their M2 106's are shipped with the CB coax and 12V in the overhead.

The Freightliner manual has a little about it and it seems to be an option to have the wiring in the overhead but I think that multiplexer box is somewhere behind the dash panel.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:06 PM   #4
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I removed the small cubbies in the overhead console and took a camera shot. There are two cut outs in the metal behind the soft overhead console for radios, and two round speaker cutouts directly below the radios pointing down.

I did not see the multiplex box, but will try to slide my inspection camera further in for a better look.

I'm also a ham radio operator and am looking to install both a CB and my all mode amateur radio in the over head area.

Will probably be calling Freightliner Support on Monday.

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Old 09-26-2015, 05:38 PM   #5
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My 2014 Seneca (2013 M2 chassis) has the cb antenna hookup under the dash on drivers side. Actually look more toward the front of cab as opposed to upward toward underside of dash.
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Terry, did you see any coax or 12V wiring up there? That would make the job a lot easier.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:19 PM   #7
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Terry, did you see any coax or 12V wiring up there? That would make the job a lot easier.
I saw some behind the accelerator pedal as Roger indicated. I've also located some large leads that are capped off in the bundle near that box and am wondering if they put it all on the together. I'll try the camera up top tomorrow.
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I did not see any wiring that looked like coax in the overhead. I called Freightliner and they sent me some diagrams on the multiplexer, but it did not reference the CB radio at all. I also emailed Jayco and have not received an answer other than we are looking into the question.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:39 PM   #9
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Found part of it....

Got a tip from "TheTruckerReport.com" from a gentleman who ran some M2 Day Cab fleet. Pointed me to directly behind the AC controls on the dash. Found the end of coax, leading to the RAMI Systems Duplex Box. Small silver box located directly behind the T-Shift Handle in the dash. Has three leads plus power: two marked antenna, one to the indash radio. Have emailed RAMI for tech support. Its a start....

RAMI: The Antenna Professionals |

More tomorrow...perhaps.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:53 PM   #10
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Correct CB Antenna Connection

Spoke with Rami.com technical support. Confirmed that the the mini-UHF connector behind the AC controls is the connection for the CB Radio Antenna. I used a ham radio and tuned to CB channels...sounded just like CB static. I did hear great audio on 14,300 mhz ham bands. I've ordered a CB Radio and will post pictures as this progresses. I will also attempt to locate path for direct connection to batteries for the radios. I hope to install both my ham radio and a CB radio for the road trips.

Anyone with a lead on the overhead console inserts?

Thanks.
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