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Old 04-11-2004, 05:03   #1 (permalink)
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how to install an electric aerial

i have decided to replace my aerial on my EB2 with an electric item i have all the parts,
just how do i wire up the aerial to the up and down switch on the dash?
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Re: how to install an electric aerial

"up and down switch on the dash" - o you means a switch that came with the aerial or the Ford one (fitted to Fairmont, Fairlane LTD etc) that lets you choose betweeon fully extended and half mast?
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Re: how to install an electric aerial

yeah the ford item above the handbrake
except my switch has one side for up and one side for down and three wires coming from behind it
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Re: how to install an electric aerial

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yeah the ford item above the handbrake
except my switch has one side for up and one side for down and three wires coming from behind it
i know which one you mean as i have the same button.(up arrow and down arrow, not half arrow and full arrow like they normaly are) how many wires are comming of the aerial and what colours are they? from there i should be able to rig up some sort of diagram for you.
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Re: how to install an electric aerial

john xr6,
i have a red and a blue coming from the aerial
and two reds and a black from the switch.
thanks a diagram would be excellent.......
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Re: how to install an electric aerial

sorry will have to wait for the weekend. i thought i had it in my schematics for the EB but it only has it for the factory one and the wires go to the central controller. my mate also has the same switch in his car. ill rip it apart to see how its hooked up. also what position are the red and black wires on the switch? and does the aerial have an earth wire or attached to the body of the car? or does it have a seperate black lead thats not attached to the body of the antenna?
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Re: how to install an electric aerial

ye the diagram i got also goes to the central controller.
the wires on the switch are red,red,black
the aerial has its earth on the bolt on the lower bracket that holds it to the inner guard so it can earth on the car body
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Re: how to install an electric aerial

The wires from the switch will not operate the aerial directly.
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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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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Re: how to install an electric aerial

i had a look at my fairmont since it has the button that makes it go half way or fully up. the motor has three wires a red blue and a black the black is a ground and i presume the red is for making it go up and maybe the blue is to control it going down. the switch i think acts like a power switch instead of leaving the motor run till it wines the cable right down it cuts of the power and shuts it off after it runs for a short time. thats how i think it works....
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