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Old 11-26-2005, 02:09 AM   #11
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your looking in a 92 FSM for your 96 bonne??

I'll consult my 96 FSM'* to see what they say. I thought mine were switched.
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yeah sorry 92fsm is all i have
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so i found the 2 plastic covers that come out, and i was wondering if i could run my power wire through the floor to the cigarrette lighter and get power from that...

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ok a couple of questions for you before i give you an answer

1. Does this RF modulator plug into the antenna cable to get better signal?
or even better yet a picture or link to your modulator.
2. Do you have a power antenna?
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1. yes the car antenna plugs into the fm modulator, and then the modulator plugs into the radio to get better signal....there is a power switch with it, so when you turn the modulator on, it shuts off the signal from the car antenna, only allowing the one signal to the radio to avoid interference

2. yes i have a power antenna......what'* that got to do with it? power issues?
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what I did when I had a RF modulator like yours is, I placed it in the trunk and hooked the modulator to the cable for signal in the trunk (disconnect the wire from the antenna then plug it into your modulator just like behind the dash but in the trunk) and also tapped one of the wires in the power antenna to get the switched 12v. just get a pair of RCAs that reach what you want to connect and you will be set. If you have a meter you can easily find the switched power wire for your antenna. There are only a few wires going to your power antenna so it shouldnt be that hard to figure out.
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actually, that is a really good idea. Tap into the wire that tells the antenna when to go up and down. Which means that your FM mod. will be on whenever your radio is.
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yeah it sounds like a good idea...

but i don't want to run rca cables all the way up to the front of the car from the trunk........but you do have a very good idea.....i'll think about it
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It is not too bad to run them up, all you would have to do is pop out the bottom of the back seat out (takes no time at all) and run them either under the carpet to the center console if you want. (thats what i did for my mp3 player) or you can run it along the edge of the doors and then to the center.
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how much of a process is it to run them through under the doors?
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