Antenna Booster Power Connection
>I updated my stereo last week and finally got results I've trying to get for five years.
>BUT, I am still having problems with the FM reception. The information about the car says
>that there is an antenna amplifier. I haven't found it though. Anyone have an idea of
>where it is and if it is worth saving (or should it just be thrown out). I have the windshield
>antenna and don't really want to get rid of it (I know the antenna's in the windshields don't
>give the best reception, but I'm not getting anything right now!).
>Here's the hard part. My Antenna connection from the car has the ordinary antenna
>connector AND a small black wire. Well, it's not a ground. I connected the wire to ground
>and the whole signal goes away. WHAT'S THIS WIRE AND WHERE DOES IT GO????
You may have the same problem I had, when a previous owner had the original radio the store did not reconnect power to the antenna booster. Originally power for the booster came out of the back of the Blaupunkt and I believe it is this small black wire you are talking about which runs with the antenna wire - it should have switched 12V supplied to it. When I spliced this into my switched radio power, I got good reception. The antenna booster is just above and to the right of the glove box - remove glove box and follow antenna wires.
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