On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 04:39:41 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
~On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 23:33:03 -0500, Tom Adkins
~>> I have a '97 Crown Vic LX. This is the model that has the car's
~>> antenna part of the defroster layout in the rear window -- the zig
~>> at the top.
~>> Anyway, this car came with an aftermarket radio. A JVC KD-G800,
~>> that makes any difference. The previous owner said that after the
~>> radio was put in he couldn't get any radio stations in and this
~>> continues to be the case. The CD/MP3 player worked perfectly and
~>> continues to do so. I tried an old whip antenna in the radio and
~>> brought in stations perfectly.
~>> I was in Best Buy looking at a new radio (Pioneer FH-P5000 double
~>> and started to talk to the sales guy. He told me that the
~>> glass-mounted antennae are considered a power antenna and they
~>> seperate power hook-up which must be attached to the 12 volt lead
~>> the radio or I won't get any stations. I can almost see the
~>> of this but not quite.
~>> When I took the radio out to check for the power antenna wire he
~>> mentioned, I could find no such thing. Was he telling me a story
~>> this the case? More importantly, do I have to have a special
~>> this set-up?
~>> Any and all relevant insight is most welcome!!
~> The original "radio" in your instrument panel is just a remote
head unit, kind of
~>like the remote control on your TV. The actual "radio" is in the
trunk. I think that's
~>your main problem, that's where the antenna cable goes. There is a
unit between the
~>window and the rear module, but IIRC it doesn't amplify the signal.
~>radio probably needs the antenna input directly to the unit in the
~>You should be able to locate an extension cable locally to route the
cable "up front".
~>The reason for locating the RF\AF chassis away from the head unit
was to deter theft
~>of the entire radio, the unit in the instrument panel is useless
without the "other
~>half" in the trunk. Aftermarket installation in a modern vehicle can
be convoluted and
~>frustrating, but keep in mind; if it's hard for you, it's just as
hard for a thief.
~> Tom"I've had many radios stolen"Adkins
~why do they steel sterios?
~is it a craze whereu live?
"I didn't take no stereos"
Ben Johnson, 1988 Olympics