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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:54 pm 
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Not sure where to post this, so Ill do it here.


I just bought one of those new universal replacement antennas. When I removed mine, there was not only a black chord (like on the replacement antenna) but also this big white housing that has wires in it. The black wire came off of the bottom of the antenna part and white housing ran straight out, like it was primary or something.

Iam just wondering, the replacement said to cut the old black chord and use the little binder thing to plug the antenna into the old chord. But If I do the white wire/housing thing will no longer be attached to anything. I have to make a choice between the white one, and the black one.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:05 pm 
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Is it an amplified antenna?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:44 pm 
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I feel stupid...



The White "housing" was what the antenna goes down into.


anyways, I got it installed, but it doesnt sound any better than the crappy one I took off... Ill recheck all the connections tomorrow.


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What kind of problems are you having? Am or FM?

Make sure your deck actually has its own ground wire and isnt grounding through the antenna. Unplug the antenna and see if the deck shuts off.


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So, my aftermarket universal antenna is round, and the groove that the old goes in is rectangular. I took some wood, cut it to the shape, drilled a whole, and covered it in duct tape and electrical tape..

Im thinking that because the orginal had a metal rod that is sticking down for the ground, the wood isnt acting as a good ground. eventually ill get some metal and have it cut.

but, yeah..

whatever.


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Your gonna want to get the wood out of there anywyas. Wood holds moisture in and it will eventualy cause rust to start where the antenna goes in.

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