[V8] Wiring for radio

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Thu Dec 7 00:49:56 EST 2006

... almost right.  If your car is still using the windshield mounted antennae the one in the front windshield is only for FM reception and the one in the rear window is for both AM and FM.  

When you get the new deck to install be sure to use the cable labeled "REAR" if the deck only has one antenna.  Don't even think about shorting the cables together, it'd most likely do more harm than good.

The two antenna for FM reception are part of what is called a "diversity" system ... the Blaupunkt deck checks both antennae for signal at the frequency you're trying to receive and chooses the one that gives the better signal.  It continues to check both as the reception may change as the car moves.  

The wiring diagram is available in soft copy ... that's probably your best bet to sort out the wire definitions.

Sorry to hear about the crime ... I've certainly got BTDTxn too ... 

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)

> The two antenna plugs are for AM and one for FM. The one coming off your
> windshield is for AM and I think one is white and one is black. I will get
> back to you later on the rest of the radio plugs.
> Dan
> > To: v8 at audifans.com> Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 19:00:19 -0500> From:
> verbryckjack at aol.com> Subject: [V8] Wiring for radio> > Someone was nice
> enough to liberate the stereo from my car last week and they left the dash in
> quite a quandary I was wondering if someone here could give me a heads up on
> the wiring colors codes? I have a lot of unattached wires and the stereo was
> not the stock one and installed by PO so I could track all the wires but it
> would be real nice if I did not have too. Also when I looked into the gaping
> hole I noticed another antenna cable, I seem to remember form the board that
> there were two given that it already picked up the stations I wanted I did not
> give it much thought but now maybe do you use both on an after market head
> unit if so do you jut mate the two together i.e. solder them to the same plug?
> I am also in need of a seat heater switch and a rear passenger arm rest in
> black , please do not ask why as I have no idea into the mind of the thief
> mayb!
>  e the v8 was targeted? So far it looks like there are at least three plugs
> two are large, one black one red and a smaller black with blue brown wire and
> two antennas. Unfortunately the wires are mostly not attached to the plugs and
> I was hoping to just redo the plugs and get a stereo harness install kit form
> the local shop to make things more friendly . On a happier note I just had the
> V8 out for a 1200 mile trip all over our great state of California nary a
> worry and fantastic sucking up of miles , I just try to think of those good
> times in these dire straights.> >

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