FM antenna

Henry A Harper III hah at
Mon Jul 17 01:21:55 EDT 2006

> I use the AM antenna and get acceptable FM reception. The FM antenna has
> very bad AM reception.
> John
> > How do I connect the existing dual antenna jack (in the console) to the
> > antenna input of an aftermarket CD player/stereo?  I understand the
> > window antennas are powered... and I presume that power source is gone
> > along with the old Bose deck and trunk CD player.  I've lived without FM
> > long enough... do I need to install an aftermarket antenna?

The stock sedan system has a "diversity" antenna system. One antenna (the
rear window) has both AM and FM capability, the other (the windshield) is FM
only (aka "very bad AM reception"). The stock head unit picks the stronger
FM signal from the two available. So when replacing with aftermarket, only
the rear antenna need be connected as aftermarket head units tend to have
only one antenna input.. The white wire in the harness powers both the Bose
amps and the antenna amps - my car no longer has Bose amps.

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