Help installing electric aerial - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
¬Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Interior | Electrical | ECU
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-26-2003, 18:07   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Kenaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 32
Posts: 2,061
Help installing electric aerial

Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to help me.

Yesterday I got Sundeep to help install an electric aerial into my EA GL. The aerial is from an EA Ghia, not an aftermarket job. The thing has two wires coming from it, red and green. We cannot work out which wires go where.

We are trying to hook it up to a JVC headunit if that's any help. If anyone has any ideas, please share them. I can't find the installation guide for the headunit at home, so I can't refer to that for help either.

Thanks in advance,

Ash
Kenaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-26-2003, 19:18   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Victoria
Posts: 271
Re: Help installing electric aerial

how hard was it to install the arial? what was involved and how much would one cost from a wrecker?
joelburden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2003, 19:27   #3 (permalink)
Hanging Around
 
9psi EB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Perth
Age: 35
Posts: 1,209
Re: Help installing electric aerial

Kenaz, I think the elect antennas run off the body computer which reverses polarity to those two wires to send it in the opposite direction.
The body computer also times the signal, so the antenna will go 1/2 way up on one setting and all the way on the next setting.

You would probably be better off getting a fully automatic electric antenna instead and using that, they are around $40 for a cheapie.
__________________
Event's Photo Gallery: gallery.mechanicalforums.com
9psi EB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2003, 00:18   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Kenaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 32
Posts: 2,061
Re: Help installing electric aerial

Thanks for the help 9psi EB. I realise it probably would've been easier/cheaper to use aftermarket but I have the thing now, so I might as well try to install it properly.

joelburden: Bolting the thing in was relatively easy. Sundeep actually did all the work, but I didn't hear him complaining too loudly so it couldn't have been that difficult Working out how to wire it all up is the hard part. I have no idea how much a wrecker would charge, as I purchased mine from a fellow forum member.

Ash
Kenaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2003, 02:06   #5 (permalink)
E-Series Acting VP
 
Thanatos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne
Age: 33
Posts: 1,432
Re: Help installing electric aerial

9psi EB is spot on....


I had a hell of a time screwing around with a factory electric aerial on my mates EB.


If you're gonna try and use the factory one, then i'd strongly suggest ditching the idea of using the headunit wire (we tried using this - didn't work too well). I'd be sitting down with some wiring diagrams for a ghia and trying to wire it up just like ford did.

I'd STRONGLY suggest saving yourself the hassle and buying an aftermarket one, though...


If you want any more info, feel free to pm me, mate.

Cheers,
Dave
__________________

Thanatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2003, 02:35   #6 (permalink)
Experimental Racer#6
 
TIKFD6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 41
Posts: 8,204
Re: Help installing electric aerial

I put one in my ED years ago, and i had to use 3 reylays, so i could use the Factory switch as up and down.
TIKFD6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2004, 15:57   #7 (permalink)
-
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Age: 33
Posts: 1,675
Re: Help installing electric aerial

yep, youd need some sort of switching circuit to reverse the polarity when you want it to come down (IE when theres no positive signal from the HU output). three relays sounds the go, or maybe one and a double pole doublt throw.

Jase
galapogos01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Interior | Electrical | ECU



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric Aerial for AU2 StevenAU2 Interior | Electrical | ECU 2 11-19-2007 05:00
Ford to sell Norwegian electric car subsidiary Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 12-19-2002 23:54
Calif. company bids for unplugged Ford electric car unit Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 10-31-2002 19:28
Installing Rear Electric Windows dcstraight Interior | Electrical | ECU 28 06-15-2002 02:21
Selling out: The real reason automakers want you to buy electric Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 05-20-2002 12:18

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:08.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.