Aerial and Stereo Wiring
I have an EBII Fairmont. At some point, somebody has popped a little Pioneer CD Player in it, together with a small amp. The wiring is pretty shocking, running form the centre console, underneath the passenger seat, where the little amp is just sitting loose, then disappearing beneath the left hand sill trim - the wires can be seen - tsk tsk!
Anyhow...does anyone know much about the wiring in these things? The reason I ask, is that the aerial doesn't work. I think they're a two stage thing yes? I originally thought the aerial may be simply stuffed - but the other day a dirty battery terminal caused the electrics to go a bit funny, and the aerial was clicking when the ignition was turned on. Inspection of the stereo wiring revealed that the control may not even be connected.
The original plug has not been used for the replacement stereo...but a couple of wires have been cut from it. My question is, which terminal runs the control wire...or what colour is the wire itself? I did some probing, but only succeeded in blowing a fuse on the cd-players control wire (oops!...bought another few just in case!). I have noted the wires coming from the hole in the firewall (where the aerial lead connects) - but can't find any wires that look similar in behind the stereo (I assume these wires run straight to the aerial switch in the dash).
Hope someone can help here.