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Date Registered: 08-2007
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Antenna - No Reception


Hey All,
 I've got a bob standard Ti and i've just changed the stereo over. I've plugged in the Aerial into 2 separate stereos now and there's just nothing. It finds nothing when searching and if i manually go to 96fm then i can just hear it but very faint. Ok along with aerial plug in the rear it also has a spare wire with it. I was just wondering if this is a powered Aerial or should it just work by plugging in the aerial socket. The wifes car next to mine gets great reception. Any ideas ..? Thanks Shawn.

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Yes, it is a powered antenna for sure. The power socket is just above the rear view mirror, so you will need to run power to the new stereo for the antenna.

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Thanks Jal...
   Can i just ask mate... behind the stereo there are 2 wires ( the ones coming out of the dash)..? the one is the aerial socket and i'm now presuming the other is a power line to the aerial. OK does the other wire need connecting to the POWER line OR the ACC line, in other words what is the norm, ie- to have the aerial powered all the time or just with the ignition.

 Also i have a blue wire from the back of the stereo which the book says goes to the Auto-antenna relay control terminal ...... could this be where it need connecting...?

Thanks again ... Shawn.
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Hi Shawn,

Am not sure about the colour of the wires as the head units could be different, but the antenna needs to have power with the ACC, which will enable you to listen to the radio without turning the ignition on.

the blue wire you have in your new stereo is for an automatic type of antenna which will enable the aerial to go down when the radio is powered off and up when the radio is turned on. You don't need this with the exy, as our aerial is not automatic.

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Not so sure about those details...

I had trouble when I swapped my factory unit over. I had to connect a blue/white wire along with the antenna in order for it to pick up reception... am pretty sure it had POW ANT or something similar written on it. The factory unit probably has a built in amplifier for the antenna - the new unit might not - but I definitely don't think you need to start modifying anything else.

Just plug the aerial in and check that other wire you mentioned out.

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I had a look at section AV 12 of the electronic service manual and changing the head unit should not have interferred with the power connector for the aerial.

Certainly when I changed my head unit last weekend I did not have any problems.

According to the troubleshooting in the manual the problem may be that your head unit is not earher correctly.

Unfortunatley I am at work so I cannot put up the relevant pages but if you have the electronic service manual they are as follows

AV - 5 (wiring)
AV - 6 (wiring)
AV - 7 (wiring)
AV - 8 (Troubleshooting)
AV - 9 (Troubleshooting)
AV - 12 (Antenna Route)

Try earthing the head unit on a different metal surface and see if it works



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Paul,

One of the screws holding the DIN pocket in place is the actual earth point, so there can be no mistake about that and that is why it was always suggested to have the 4 screws in place while testing the wiring of the head unit.

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Hi Shawn,

Our antenna has an amp in the signal line which needs to be powered.
Here is the service manual pic showing the two connectors, one for signal and the other for power.
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I would recommend connecting this to the ACC power input to the stereo so that the antenna amp has power whenever the stereo is on.

If you have one of those stereos which allows a time period of being turned on without the ignition switch turned on then you will need to connect the antenna amp to BATT which supplies the main power to the stereo.

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Date Registered: 08-2007
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Thanks All for your answers. I've pulled the stereo back out and connected the spare wire to the ACC and it works a treat. Just in case anyone needs this info in the future i'll just say that in mine it's a YELLOW WIRE with a RED STRIPE that needs to be connected to a power source to get the bob standard aerial to work. Thanks again everyone, another successful fix.
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I took out my new head unit last night and sure enough the antenna power wire was not connected.

My radio reception was pretty good without it so I did not miss it with the first install, but I connected it last night and all I can saw is wow. I am now picking us so many crazy chinese language stations....

Anyway, I have now updated the wiring diagram I had posted on the head unit install page.

The new diagram including the antenna power wire is below
 
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Jalal, maybe you could update the DIY guide with this updated diagram

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