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    Does anyone know what type of connector this is ???

    I am trying to figure out what type of connector is in the attached image. This is the antenna cable for the FM radio. I am trying to make my own cable to feed to my FM TV tuner and I cannot find the name of this connector type anywhere.

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    Looks like a BNC coaxail plug.

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    I don't think it's BNC, the BNC locks with a half turn via clips on the sides of the connector. This one has a cover piece (threaded on the inside) that slides over what appears to be a female type-f coax connector with no threads on the inner part.

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    It would help to know what kind of car you have. Manufacturers typically use the same connectors in all their cars, so knowing if it's a Volvo or whatever would be helpful.

    Edit: And that is not a BNC. It looks 'F' ish, but I don't think it's that either.

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    Sorry I should have stated that before. It is a BMW 330 (E46).
    Also, this connector is not at the head unit end (which plugs into the radio).
    This end is coming out of the antenna amplifier module attached to the C-Pillar just above the rear deck. I can post more pictures later tonight.

    Thanks for replying
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    I don't know what that particular connector is, but i'm betting the one behind the radio (if it's not a newer BMW) would use this part: http://www.logjamelectronics.com/metra40vw12.html

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    looks like a standard one with a twist lock added cause they have no lock as standard

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    that looks like a TNC connector it used to be used on bag phones



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    update: I spoke with BMW and it appears that this is a unique connector that BMW uses. I bought a bunch of connectors, TNC, BNC, PAL, UHF etc. None fit. The best solution, and the one that I ended up going with, was to just buy the whole cable from BMW for $20 dollars. The Radio/Head Unit end is just a PAL connection.

    Thanks for your help if you replied.
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    that's the one under the rear pillar lights right ?

    Yes that is a biatch to get to.
    Couldnt fint out what that was either.

    Ended up cutting the wire to the radio and leaving that one intact and screwed in. The end going to the radio recieved a bnc female, and joined to a bnc male going into the radio / tv card.

    the end now coming from the radio recieved a bnc male, and i can join them when i decide to go back to stock.

    for the people that can't be bothered going to bmw and finding out the part number, just get the bnc connectors at like 3 bucks a piece.

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