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    FM Modulator Antenna Hookup Question

    Ive been searching around a bit and havent found a definite answer to this. What I was wondering is can you hook the FM Modulator up where the antenna comes into the car? The reason I ask is that my car is in my trunk and would rather not run rca cables up to the front of the car. I figure I can get the power for it from the computer (12V) and get gender changers, or just hack into it and reroute the antenna wires. Anyway, just wondering if I would run into any problems doing this. BTW, I have the inline antenna FM Modulator from Partsexpress.com.
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    I don't think the rear of your vehicle has the correct connections for the FM modulator and coaxial is not like regular wire where you can just cut it.

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    I don't see why you coudn't... You would need to get the correct plugs for the coax cable and put them on correctly. I think you can get the plugs at radioshack.
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    Originally posted by Sir_Pyro
    I don't see why you coudn't... You would need to get the correct plugs for the coax cable and put them on correctly. I think you can get the plugs at radioshack.
    Exactamundo. I did it with mine before I ditched the FM Mod.

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    ddt (sorry to hear about your system getting jacked) but just curious how exactly you hooked your's up? Did you get gender changers and then just simply put it inline of your antenna or did you wack the ends off and put on the appropriate ends or what? I am planning on just getting the 12v from the computer ( did you do this as well?).
    Ive been around this town looking for gender changers and nobody has them. I went 2 car part stores, radioshack, and 2 car stereo install shops, no luck. I cracked open the fm mod and I looked at the pcb board and decided my best bet might just be to unsolder the connections (only 4 wires total) and just switch the wires. Just wondering how you went about it and what I need to be weary of.
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    Antenna----FM Mod------Coax Male crimp on----gender changer---------Coax Male crimp on----HU

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