I searched the forums but didn't find an answer to this question, and the dealer was zero help.
I have a 2013 STX 4x4 with the am/fm/cd/sirius/sync radio in it. I want to install a CB radio but instead of doing what I have always done in the past; which was mount it and run a lead to the fuse box, I figured it would be prudent to find out where it's safe to connect the power and ground since this truck seems to be mostly computer.
I went to the dealer and asked in the service department. The service guy looked me in the eye with a straight face and told me I would need the electrical schematics for the 2013 STX 4x4 with that sound system, but that they didn't have those anymore. He then went on to add that they used to have them but they had to "send them back" because the 2014 model was coming out.
Really? You're still selling the new 2013's but have no access to the technical manuals because the new model year is coming out?
He then suggested that I take the truck and the cb to "any" aftermarket car stereo installer and let them do it.
Nope- I've have friends who have had their cars and trucks fried by those idiots. Several had to have ECM's replaced and one watched his car burn to the ground.
Is there an officially safe connection point? I really don't want to have to install a new buss/fuse box, wire it to the battery and frame, then drill through the firewall to run a new power lead to it, etc.