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FM/AM reception problem

Can I connect a antenna cable direct from my aftermarket head unit to the power antenna without connection to the OEM splitter? will it work.

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  • classictony1 Jul 26, 2009

    What adapter should I buy, please help. Thanks

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It should- that splitter is generally used for factory telephone reception and also there is an antenna located in the rear window glass. It will work for radio reception but it will interfer with your phone if you have a phone installed. just make sure you have a good antenna ground. Try removing the grond and sanding the metal so that there is no paint or oxidation that causes higher resistance. This generally affects a.m. reception.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • Ryan Jasper
    Ryan Jasper Jul 26, 2009

    I had the same problem with an early model sl. No body could give me the correct name of the threaded portion of the cable. There are 2 choices either you can cut the cable and splice the new with the old. or if there is a fries electronics or reputable stereo shop you can purchase the adapter. You would need special tools to do the job correctly so you may just want to have a stereo shop install a new connector on the antenna wire so you can connect it to the antenna mast.

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