My son and I helped one of his buddies install a Nesa aftermarket stereo in his car. All went smoothly but, the OEM antenna connector is smaller than the female fitting on the new radio and won't stay securley connected, there's no am/fm reception whatsoever and their obviously different sizes. Never heard of such a thing - thought they were all a standard size.
Any ideas or adapters that you know of?
Most antenna connections are standard, but as you know there is the occasional odd-ball. without knowing the make/model/year of the car i can't recommend a product, but you should be able to find the adapter you need on crutchfield.com.
just put the car info in and they should be able to show you which products work with your vehicle.
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The best way to install an aftermarket stereo is to go to a stereo installation store and get the in dash "metra" kit and the wiring harness adapter that allows you to connect the aftermarket stereo wiring to the factory wiring on the truck...the "metra" kit adapts the aftermarket radio to fit into the space for your particualar vehicle..the tech at the stereo store will know what all this means if they know what they are doing...To clarify, "metra" is a brand name for these kits andthey also go by the name scoshe...
You need a dashkit, wireharness and antenna adaptor. It all is vehcial specfic so you need to look in up for the make model and year. Use schoche or metra online to give you the part numbers of the kits some cars will not require the dashkit or the antenna adaptor.
The orange/black wire should be a dimmer, the blue wire should be power antenna, the Blue wire should only be hooked up if your antenna goes up when you turn the car on, also goes down when car is off. OR you could possibly have an aftermarket antenna that needs power to boost signal. There should be a thick black wire that is pluged in somewhere on the back of your radio.
Check under the passenger's seat for a factory amp. If the blue wire on the aftermarket head unit (accessory/antenna) supply isn't hooked into the power line for the factory amp. You'll get nada. It's usually a bump in the carpet if it's not visible. Look for a spare wire in the dash that originally went to it.