Antenna cable

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28 Mar 2012 09:20 #8635 by tedder
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I was cleaning up the wiring behind my radio and ash tray and noticed a thin black wire coming off the antenna cable that plugs in the back of radio. I was wondering if that is a AM wire or does the antenna cable take care of both AM/FM. The reason I inquire is that thin black wire wasn't connected and my AM reception is poor for my radio.

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30 Mar 2012 23:19 #8706 by tedder
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The thick black antenna cable serves for both am & fm reception. There maybe a thinner black cable coming off it - that is a ground wire. AM reception may not be too good on some 928 cars not due to the radio but to the condition of the antenna found in the car.

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31 Mar 2012 06:33 #8707 by the flying scotsman
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yes, IIRC the thinner wire is a ground.

The larger wire is co-axial and serves as the antenna connection for both am/fm frequencies.

Some cars have the antenna built into the windshield and if its been replaced its possible the antenna is not there or not coneected.

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15 May 2012 17:11 #9170 by N2O-928
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what year car?
The winshield ants have an amp under the dash near windshield on right side that needs to be powered, else bad reception too. ;)

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15 May 2012 17:48 #9173 by pcar928fan
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Most all 928's have an antenna amp and most all of them are dead by now, hence the terrible radio reception most all of us experience!

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15 May 2012 18:39 #9176 by 928mac
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Not me.
Pioneer and JL all the way

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04 Jul 2012 18:12 #9666 by geojerry
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My 91 has a roof antenna. Thus, no car cover when parked outside in my driveway during the season. Cutting a slit is not an option. The red paint will have to endure the HOT FLORIDA Sun for now. I heavily polished the car again.
My front lawn shade tree helps till around noon.

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04 Jul 2012 21:03 #9670 by 928mac
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I still use my cover Jerry

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05 Jul 2012 22:52 #9674 by pcar928fan
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Brad that is REALLY hard on the antenna. You will eventually break it. I thought they were easy to just unscrew the mast off of the base, but I could be wrong about that... I can't reach them anyway...

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06 Jul 2012 00:20 #9675 by 928mac
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To be truth full the first time I took pics of the cover I was told that and I really haven't used it since. But I do remember that I was told to unscrew it first.

So Jerry, unscrew the antenna before you put your cover on and you wont screw the antenna :rolleyes:

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07 Jul 2012 14:47 #9695 by geojerry
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How's this tip I received and it works great with no extra stress on the Antenna.
I placed a small heavy duty cardboard box with a slit cut out for the antenna wire over the whole unit on the roof and then put the car cover on. Works great.

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09 Jul 2012 21:29 #9722 by Normy1
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I was cleaning up the wiring behind my radio and ash tray and noticed a thin black wire coming off the antenna cable that plugs in the back of radio. I was wondering if that is a AM wire or does the antenna cable take care of both AM/FM. The reason I inquire is that thin black wire wasn't connected and my AM reception is poor for my radio.


What is "AM"?

I have a Pioneer head unit with a data bus that allows me to select playlists/songs/artists from my iPod on the head unit itself. After Parti 93.1 shut down, there is no such thing as decent radio in south Florida where I live.

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