87 Interstate Radio Power


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87 Interstate Radio Power

Postby jstanley53 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:28 pm



Hello all, first post. I just got an 87 Interstate, but it came with a gaping hole in the fairing where the radio used to be...from what I've seen here in the forums, this is a pretty common occurrence..anyway, I pulled apart the left side of the fairing to get to the auto volume/amp connectors. The connections are there...there is a brown 4-pin connector, a white 4-pin connector and a black one. My question is: do one of those connectors have power to it that I could dike the line and use the power for the new amp I bought? I've struggled through the radio/cb schematics and have found what I think are the same plugs, but the drawings don't indicate if they have power or not. Can anyone help me? Thanks kindly.



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Re: 87 Interstate Radio Power

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:15 pm

If your amplifier is going to draw any sort of current, you might be better off running a fused line directly to the battery than to rely on 25-odd year old wiring that was somewhat undersized even when new.

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Re: 87 Interstate Radio Power

Postby jstanley53 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:56 pm

Good point,thanks kindly. Here's an update on my progress: I re-tested the connectors, and found a hot line. For the time being, ongoing to put a 10 amp fuse in-line from the black connector and then to the amp. And rely on the warranty!

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Re: 87 Interstate Radio Power

Postby jdsnow29 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:58 am

if you can get a used stock radio you can craft a nice working replacement for that hole in the dash using the stock pullout plug.


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