antenna thread questions

hah@srv.net hah@srv.net
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 17:13 +0000


>So, how do I turn on the factory antenna amp on my OE 5kcstq 
>rear fender antenna?

Fender antennas do not require amplification, and so do not have amplifiers 
:) Only the 12" roof-mount and in-glass antennas need amps.

>I put in a different head unit, but I'm unsure which wire should be 
>receiving power to turn the antenna on.  Also, is there a separate 
>wire to extend it, or are these the same wire (which wire?)?

There should be one wire that, when powered, will raise/hold the antenna in 
raised position. On my 200q with antenna amplifiers, the white wire from 
the radio turns on the amplifiers (antenna as well as speaker, though the 
fire-hazard Bose speaker amps are no longer present). But your wires may 
vary.

HTH
Henry Harper
http://www.srv.net/~hah
1991 200 quattro, 112k, defroster antenna going strong
1988 GTI 16v, 217k, Fuba still kicking too