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Unread 09-06-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default I messed up my antenna....

The antenna wire that goes into the back of the stereo I messed up. The end of it, the bit that plugs into the stereo, I pulled free from the wire accidentally. (a long thin wire was protruding). I tried putting it back into it, and duct taping it.

The stereo now doesn't get reception.

Do I have to buy an entire new antenna wire, or can I just re-thread the end of the wire?

Any help?

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Take it to an electronic repair and they can repair the wire.
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Its a coax wire, so the center insulatet wire must only touch the center post on teh connector, then the woven shielded outer layer connects to the outer sleeve of the actual connector. If you have ever repaired coax cable before its the same stuff.
If worst comes to worst any car audio shop will be able to repair it.

What kind of vehicle btw?
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Its a coax wire, so the center insulatet wire must only touch the center post on teh connector, then the woven shielded outer layer connects to the outer sleeve of the actual connector. If you have ever repaired coax cable before its the same stuff.
If worst comes to worst any car audio shop will be able to repair it.

What kind of vehicle btw?
I just wasn't sure if it could be repaired or not, or if the kit was sold online if I could do it myself, or if I had to run an entire new cable from the rear to the front.

I had it repaired for $35 including parts/labor.

Now I just realized that if I want HD radio I need to spend another $80 on a receiver.


It's a 2004 Dodge Stratus.

Factory Everything. I just replaced the stereo with a DUAL (I know flame on) stereo.

HD ready. SiriusXM ready. Bluetooth, usb, auxiliary input, remote control, ect... and I paid $115 at Walmart.

I know I'm a car audio noob. Don't judge. I got this car not because I liked it, but because it was cheap and affordable.

I almost got a 2006 Police issue Impala. I would have loved babying that thing and modding it out and making it really sweet.

Can anyone help me with another issue?

When have my phone plugged into my car-charger, and then the auxiliary from the phone to the stereo, and playing music through the speakers, I get this odd high pitched feed-back.

When I accelerate and give the engine gas, I hear the feedback pitch increase and get higher. And it gets lower when I take my foot off the gas. Is this interference? Or is this an issue with me needing a better alternator?

This has happened in a previous vehicle as well, when listening to the radio/FM transmitter and charger.

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