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where does the "auto antenna" wire go?

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by MrShorty, October 6, 2002.

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    1. MrShorty

      MrShorty Explorer Addict

      December 27, 2001
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      The radio (Profile am/fm/cd) in my BII has gone out. The last time it did this, the 0.5 A fuse in the "auto antenna" wire blew. This time, the fuse holder broke. When I went to replace it, the wire on the "truck" side of the fuse just pulled through. I don't know what it was hooked to, and I can't find a candidate. What am I looking for when it calls for an "auto antenna" wire? It isn't the main antenna cable, because I can see that coming in and plugging into the radio. And the truck doesn't have a powered, retractable antenna, so it isn't going to some motor. Any help?
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    3. Crankcase

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      September 29, 2001
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      Since you don't have a power antenna, the wire should be taped off, and not allowed to touch anything else. I guess it touched a ground before, and blew the fuse. This time, it might have shorted before the fuse, blowing the radio.....:(
    4. gavin

      gavin Elite Explorer

      September 27, 2002
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      it connects to either an auto antenna, or to the Remote plug on an amp.
      with an auto antenna, when you turn the radio on it moves the antenna up. When it's hooked to an amp, it turns the amp on when the radio gets turned on.
      basically an on/off wire.

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