Re: In-the-window antenna, '97 Crown Vic
Just about any decent aftermarket hi-fi store should have one. The kit got
actually had two adapters, I needed both to make the connection. I don't
think it was much over $12. Heck, you might even find it at walmart - but
try to go to an independant car audio shop - the small guys need the
business and will probably even offer advice.
<BobTop@gmail.com> wrote in message
> "Paul of Dayton" <F_an...@NOSPAMameritech.net> imparted this bit of
>>I have the same antenna on my '95 Vic. When I got the car, someone
>>yanked the head unit. 2 aftermarket units did OK on FM but AM sucked.
>>finally found the problem. There IS an amplifier for this antenna.
>>lives under the trunk deck. It is possible to connect an antenna line
>>run up front to either the lead from the antenna or from the output of
>>amplifier. It must go thru the amp, first. The amp must have it's
>>line attached. It does not get power from the head unit. My
>>problem was a damaged adapter from the antenna amp to the front of the
>>A new $9 adapter fixed it.
>>I realize your car is a couple of years newer but I expect it is very
>>similar. Most of the radios were just controls and a tape player up
>>the innards are in the trunk. My trunk unit is still there but it's
>>connected to anything.
>>You might check Ebay for a Ford Factory service manual - mine paid for
>>itself in a few months.
> Thanks for that tip, Paul! I did find what I think to be the location
> of the antenna amp in the trunk. In there, on the passenger side,
> behind a panel, there is a plug with three wires. There isn't anything
> plugged into it, though, so I suspect that's where the amp was removed.
> The wire from the antenna assembly there to the front of the car is
> still there. There is an antenna plug in the front where the radio is
> (and is plugged into the radio).
> Do you remember where you got this adapter? It might be the solution
> to a very vexing problem!!
> I'm also going to be picking up a service manual for the car. I've had
> one for every car I've owned and I agree about their value!
> Thanks again!