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Old 12-30-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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anyone have a "howto" guide on how to replace your antenna lead?
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you mean the plug going to the back of the radio? Or to the antenna?
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the plug going to the back of the radio ... my bad
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you need to get an antenna adapter for GM cars. if you are using an aftermarket radio. It just plugs into the antenna and then into the radio

im not sure what your after here?/
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If yours is broken.. you'll have to get a new plug.. I used the Motorola ones cause I know they fit.. on my aftermarket

You will have to strip bout 3" off the first black insulation.. then you will see a braided style wire that covers everything.. that is your ground... push that all the way back to where you have stripped the rubber off.. you will see another *usually white or clear* rubber insulation.. carefully strip bout 2" off that and you should see a core wire.. some are single core.. some are multi strand.. push that thru the nipple of the plug.. bend the end over and put a bead of solder to hold it in place.. now you want to make sure the ground wires are rolled nicely enough that they are tucked under the plug hole.. and use a good amount of solder to hold it in place.

P.*. Almost forgot.. before you strip the wires and such.. get a shrink tube that will fit over the antenna plug first and put that over the wires before you commence stripping and the steps above. When you're done.. heat shrink the tubing so it grasp the plug and the wire where you did all the soldering and such.. you may want to have the plug cool down first before doing that since all that soldering would make the plug warm and as soon as you try to fit the heat shrink tubing over the plug.. it will start to shrink immediatetly and not give you enough time to cover enough of the plug to give it a good grip and coverage.
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awesome, thats what I needed drifter. I'm wanting to keep the stock fitting, and I do have a universal to gm adapter, but what motorola adapter are you talking about? Place to buy/partnumber and would using the universal gm adapter work? just cut it off and solder it? Thanks in advanced

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Buy the adapter and plug it in. Radio Shaq. Or any Car Stereo store.
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http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/Prod...roduct=2740711

Canadian website though

But this one would be much easier if you like
http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/Prod...roduct=2740709

EDIT: Sorry at work so can't go thru really quickly.. so you want to keep the original GM plug.. but put an extension with one female end that plugs into it.. and the other end to fit some aftermarket one? in which case..
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=1863077
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