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    Car antenna question

    I am trying to connect my radio extreme to my car's antenna. I have tried connecting the positive and negative wirs of the cars antenna wire to a 1/8 inch mini plug and I get no reception through my radioextreme. Is there some weird quirk that I am missing somewhere? BTW I drive a 2004 Nissan Altima.

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    Someones gotta have an idea. I'm open to all suggestions within reason.
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    ok have you tryed it both ways on the plug?

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    yes i have tried it both ways. I would through a normal headunit back in there but it is rather difficult for me to do that so I am kinda keeping that as a last resort

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    You need to find the antenna cable. It should be near the harness plug near ur radio. Then just buy a car antenna extension cable.
    Basically in ur stock radio there should be a black antenna that plugs into there. Now all you gotta do is Buy this cable below: and follow the rest

    http://www.goodguys.com/adtemplate.a...7&catky=207135

    Cut the male end off the cable and crimp on a standard F connector.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=278-255

    Then just buy this adapter that converts F connector to 1/8 mono plug..

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=278-257

    When you are done you have a cable that has a female car antenna plug on one end and a 1/8 mono plug on the other. Plug your car antenna into the cable and the 1/8 mono plug into the black antenna connector on the RadioXtreme..

    Dave over at fluxmedia gave me this information

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    Okay here is what you have to do.

    Take the radioXtreme.
    Tie it in a knot
    Spit on it
    Yell obcenties directed towards it.
    Call it an Xtremly sucky peice crap
    Then throw it in the trash
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheekz185
    You need to find the antenna cable. It should be near the harness plug near ur radio. Then just buy a car antenna extension cable.
    Basically in ur stock radio there should be a black antenna that plugs into there. Now all you gotta do is Buy this cable below: and follow the rest

    http://www.goodguys.com/adtemplate.a...7&catky=207135

    Cut the male end off the cable and crimp on a standard F connector.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=278-255

    Then just buy this adapter that converts F connector to 1/8 mono plug..

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=278-257

    When you are done you have a cable that has a female car antenna plug on one end and a 1/8 mono plug on the other. Plug your car antenna into the cable and the 1/8 mono plug into the black antenna connector on the RadioXtreme..

    Dave over at fluxmedia gave me this information
    Thanks a lot. I'll give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    Okay here is what you have to do.

    Take the radioXtreme.
    Tie it in a knot
    Spit on it
    Yell obcenties directed towards it.
    Call it an Xtremly sucky peice crap
    Then throw it in the trash
    Yes I know. I did not buy it for the radio. I bought it to get my steering wheel controls working again. But hey if I can get this to work then I can kill two birds with one stone.
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