XR8 XR6 Club of Victoria
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: how to install an electric aerial
The wires from the switch will not operate the aerial directly if it has 3 wires coming out of it.
At the aerial the two wires with the connector on the ends go to the aerial motor - connect one to +ve and the other to -ve and the motor will drive the aerial in one direction (e.g. up) - swap the wires around and the aerial will be driven in the opposite direction.
There would also be a black wire to connect to the chassis but that is only for "earthing" the RF cable - this does nothing for controlling the aerial.
This is assuming it's a Ford type aerial
You will need to use two relays to make the aerial operate up and down.
There may also be an after-market control box available from car audio stores.
Attached is a two relay control circuit.
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Last edited by Muzza; 04-18-04 at 12:23 AM.
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