Radio antenna connection question.

78elk

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Awhile back I put a new radio in the El Camino. I didn't wire it in yet. I have the radio antenna in the windshield. The connection is a large male fitting. The radio doesn't have a spot to plug it in. It has a wire that has a small male fitting for it's antenna connection. I didn't want to change my antenna. Anyone have any ideas on connecting the antenna?
 

melloelky

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is there any antenna coax underneath the dash @ all?should be a female jack on your cowl that windshield antenna plugs into. it has a short lead that plugs connects the radio to the windshield antenna.you'll have to remove the lower windshield moulding to find it.
 
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sammy

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What kind of radio is is? If you can post photos or the make and model it would help us.
 

78elk

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Here's a picture of the radio. I'll have to look up the paperwork and give you the brand.
 

sammy

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Looks like a custom autosound USA-360 or maybe the USA-230. According the webpage links below it shows normal plugs for antenna.

 

sammy

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78elk

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That's what the directions say. I don't see any place to plug the antenna in. I'm "Old" so I might have missed it. I appreciate your help.
 
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sammy

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That's what the directions say. I don't see any place to plug the antenna in. I'm "Old" so I might have missed it. I appreciate your help.
No worries, the link above has all of the manuals, so that should be a big help. If you know the exact model it will narrow it down quickly. If that fails I would call them and ask. On most stereos, blue is power antenna activate (up/down) or remote turn on for amplifiers.
 

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