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    Hi all,
    I just got my self an HD Radio, pretty sweet! I would like to hook up the stock antenna to the radio, which is located in the trunk. Is there a way I can do that? I have a Civic 03 and the antenna is on the rear glass.

  • #2
    Why not just get the antenna line from behind the radio?
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    • #3
      I don't want to pass two more wires from the dash to trunk. I need two, coz I'll have one from the antenna to the HD Radio and another from the HD Radio to my aftermarket radio (which will be a backup in case comething happens to my carpc).
      I was hoping that since the antenna is at the back, maybe I can tap in it somewhere near the trunk. My other alternative is to buy a dedicated antenna for my HD Radio (more money to spend tho!).

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      • #4
        What kind of HDR did you get?

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        • #5
          There might be a junction plug you can access in one of the rear pillars of the back glass, behind the panel there. Most likely behind the passenger side panel by the glass. If there is a junction plug you can access there, then you're golden. If not, you might have to cut it and solder on a new male-female motorola antenna plug in line to create the junction you'll need.

          I would also check the loom of wires on either side under the seat if the panels by the window doesnt have the antenna wire.
          "In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts mind there are few."- Shunryu Suzuki
          "Do it right or don't do it at all"

          PROGRESS:
          [-------90%-] (New Car=New Build)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rgarjr View Post
            What kind of HDR did you get?
            It's the Visteon HDZ300, using Mitch's cable. It's awesome btw

            Originally posted by pancit175 View Post
            There might be a junction plug you can access in one of the rear pillars of the back glass, behind the panel there. Most likely behind the passenger side panel by the glass. If there is a junction plug you can access there, then you're golden. If not, you might have to cut it and solder on a new male-female motorola antenna plug in line to create the junction you'll need.

            I would also check the loom of wires on either side under the seat if the panels by the window doesnt have the antenna wire.
            Wow, thanks for the info! I will check it out as soon as I have time (probably not before the weekend). Will let you know!

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            • #7
              I checked out a little, and it seems too complicated. I'm thinking of just dishing out the cash and getting another antenna. I wanted an amplified one and found this one on eBay:
              http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hidde...spagenameZWDVW

              Anyone got any experience with such antennas?

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