John S. Lagnese jlagnese at
Wed Sep 14 21:54:04 EDT 2005

I do have the remote line from the Kenwood hooked up to the double white
wire. That also seemed to be the amp turn on for the speakers.
How have other people dealt with the dead antenna amps?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henry A Harper III" <hah at>
To: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:22 PM
Subject: RE: antenna

> >     Are the antennas (antennae) on my 91 200 TQ amplified? I am getting
> > AM reception and weak FM. I have an aftermarket Kenwood CD player. I
> > tried the front and the back. Neither one is a noticeable improvement.
> >     If these are amplified, where is the power wire? Where is the rear
> > antenna?
> Yes, both the front (windshield wire) and rear (top two "defroster wires"
> back window) are amplified, though AM comes only from the rear antenna -
> stock head unit does diversity reception for FM only. I think it's the
> wire in the harness that powers the antenna amp(s), need to have that one
> connected to your Kenwood's "amp turnon" lead or you'll experience...poor
> reception. My Kenwood's amp turnon was the light blue wire, I connected
> the rear antenna, and the antenna amp wire, no reception complaints here.
> think the avant uses only the Fuba Beta "stinger" antenna (similar to VW
> 16V) above the hatch not the windshield wire, slightly different stock
> setup than the sedan.
> Henry Harper
> 1991 200 quattro, 121k
> 1988 GTI 16v, 247k
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