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Re: FM Reception and Aftermarket Amps(m) (archive)

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Posted by Grainger on October 09, 2000 at 10:52:10:

In Reply to: FM Reception and Aftermarket Amps(m) posted by Seth H. on October 08, 2000 at 01:25:55:

The antenna is amplified, and when you put in the aftermarket pieces the antenna amp probably was not reconnected. I just put in an aftermarket head unit a couple of weeks ago and had the same problem. Here is what you do:

1. Pull the upper portion of the back seat away from the clip on the driver's side.

2. Remove the c-pillar cover on the driver's side (it has the reading light mounted in it. Do this very carefully... you don't want to break any snaps.

3. At this point, you will see a small black box with wires coming out of it. There should be a single whit wire. That is the power lead to the antenna amp. You nees to get power to it. I just spliced into my amp remote turn-on, ran it behind the seat, and up to the white lead. Radio reception was 1k times better. Hope this helps.

Someone mentioned in an earlier thread, which must have been archived already, that when most installers cut out the factory amp, the turn on lead for some "signal" amplifier, or something like that, is also cut off. Could someone explain what needs to be done to fix this. My FM sounds piss poor right now. Thanks for any help.

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