Re: My Jensen MCD 5110 Marine radio acts like the antenna...
I don't know much about marine radios. I am a ham radio operator, but they are much the same, if you do not hear any static (with squelch control turned down), then I suspect you are correct about the antenna. It could be the antenna itself, or the coax line to it, or the connection point at the radio or at the antenna. You're stuck without being able to remove it. If you do and find nothing at the radio, you'll need to check the connection at the antenna etc. Good luck.
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here is what you can use take a rca cable to 3.5 mm cable buy a fm modulator
then you can wire up the fm modulator to the jensen radio red power and black ground unplug your antenna from radio plug it into fm modulator and then connect antenna of fm modulator into your jensen radio antenna spot . the connect the rca cables to the fm modulator and then other end into the ear phone piece on ipod .
follow the instruction that come with fm modulator
you will have to tune your radio to a station like 88.9 or which ever you pick from the select ones fm mod gives you to hear you ipod .
Just go to Best Buy and buy the Saturn L2 1999 Harness . then it will match. Harness cost like 20 bucks. 1st STEP Things to get from BEST BUYor RADIO SHACK. 1. Black electrical tape 2. (Optional) for quality connection Solder & Solder gun 3. GM (General Motors) Antenna Adapters 4. GM 1999 Car Harness 5. GM Saturn L2 1999 Car Kit
STEP 2 = Match the colors of the car harness you just bought to the harness of the radio (DONT PLUG IT INTO THE CAR YET CAUSE YOU MAY SHORT OUT THE POWER WIRE TO GROUND) twist the same color wires together and then tape them so it wont be exposed to get shorted out and damage your radio or blow fuses in the car.
STEP 3= plug in the complete harness to the radio and the car and also plug in the Antenna adapter to the small antenna jack of the car that converts it to a larger jack so you can plug it in the back of the new pioneer radio that has a larger antenna hole. Now test the radio it should work unless you had blown your radio fuse in the car already which is easy to replace.
STEP 4 Unplug everything from the radio and install your CAR KIT. Then slide your radio sleeve in the rectangular hole all the way flush and use a flat head screw driver and bend the tabs of the sleeve(Radio Cage) so that the sleeve wont move.
STEP 5 make sure your harness & antenna is sticking out of the sleeve so you dont have to fish it out later when you have finished mounting the car kit to your car. Put your car dash back together and you will see only a rectangular hole with a harness and antenna adapter sticking out only.
STEP 6 plug in the harness and antenna back into the radio and slide it in halfway only and test the radio again making sure everything works. If it does then move it all the way in till it locks into place. last snap in the face trim ring into place to cover the silver cage lining.
Yes, as long as it is the right length and impedance, you can use a piece of wire! ... If you can get a smaller "antenna" and it fits, it will work fine. You could try disassembling the "Old" antenna, inside, you will find that a it can then be bent or such, use heat shrink to seal it, when modified.
the unit is shot there is no hope for it. i have seen this problem many times in boats and never been able to fix the problem. i have had customers send the unit back to jensen and received a new one but check and see if your 1 yr guarantee is still good.
I had the same problem and there are a couple of reason why you may not be able to get into Sirius Mode.
You have the wrong type of antenna (it must be a Sirius approved antenna)
You may not have installed the tuner (most Sirius ready units need require that you have a tuner hooked up to your unit to get satellite reception.The tuners are specific to your unit, so make sure you but the correct one.This is quite sneaky on Sirius’ part…but good luck).