[Fwd: [V8] Avant antenna issue...no V8 content...]

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 19 21:40:48 EST 2006


Does this link help?

If not, I've forwarded your question to the general quattro
and 200q20v lists.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [V8] Avant antenna issue...no V8 content...
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 18:16:42 -0500
From: Roger M. Woodbury <rmwoodbury at adelphia.net>
To: <v8 at audifans.com>

I think this question was answered before.  My 200 Avant has a
new rear antenna.  It is the powered antenna with the amplifier
in the base, and I have connected the antenna leads as they exist.
Still no radio reception of any kind.

The previous owner installed a Nakamichi head unit and I think
new speakers. The sound of the cd player is amazingly good, but
there is no radio reception.

Now, I am wondering if there is a power feed somewhere for the
antenna that is not connected.  I read through the Bentley manual
quickly this early evening, and it seems that there is a booster
for the antenna and I wonder if this is located elsewhere than at
the antenna itself?

Failing that, it is possible that somewhere in the mass of wires
in the back of the radio is a wire that is incorrectly connected,
or not connected at all that powers the antenna in some way.  The
antenna lead mating with the antenna output of the radio is strictly
an antenna wire, and has no additional wire with it.

I think the radio installation was a home hobbyist job, so there is
probably plenty of room for that to have been screwed up, although
he did have the Bentley manuals in the car when he did the work.
Again, the cd player through front and rear speakers is wonderful,
and all balance and fader controls work perfectly.

Any thoughts?


P.S.  I still miss my V8.  (Required V8 content!)

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