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Old 01-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Fuzzy radio after aftermarket install

So on my stock radio the stations came in just fine. After I installed my Pioneer head unit the radio stations because real fuzzy and hardly pick up. I have the right antenna adapter. Anyone else have this trouble?


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Old 01-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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There is another wire to hook up. It is an antena booster. Had the same problem called the headunit manufacturer and they told me the proper colors for the wires and now its good to go.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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I have; while it's not horrible my radio reception is reduced on my JVC compared to factory head unit. Anybody have an easy solution?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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Just to ensure the antenna booster is working properly, may want to try and disconnect that wire temporarily. See if the reception gets even worse. If it doesn't, then maybe it's the incorrect wire? Did you have the round antenna plug hooked up to back of head unit, and also the wire going to the harness?
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I put on the aftermarket antenna adapter and hooked it up to the stock antenna piece that's all. I will contact Pioneer to see what the antenna booster wire is. Thanks everyone.
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EDITED: Removed because of wrong info.
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Think normally Pioneer is blue. If there's no blue, use the blue/white. That's what was in the manual of the one I just installed.
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Oh ya. I used that wire for my amp. I'll have to splice it in.
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On the factory radio harness there is a yellow wire with a red tracer - this is the factory antenna booster wire. You need to tap into this wire with a +12v source that powers with the radio, I used my remote turn-on lead to achieve this. The pin on the harness is A5.
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Thank you sir! I will get it figured out this weekend.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #11
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There is a small antenna wire coming out of the back of the pioneer that you need to hook to a 12v source. It's not the thick antenna wire you buy the adapter for but a small gauge wire that should be labeled antenna.

Do not hook 12v to this wire. The blue wire supplies 12v when the radio is turned on.
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On the factory radio harness there is a yellow wire with a red tracer - this is the factory antenna booster wire. You need to tap into this wire with a +12v source that powers with the radio, I used my remote turn-on lead to achieve this. The pin on the harness is A5.

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Yea the above guys are correct. Sorry its been awhile since I installed mine. You need to provide power to the yellow and red wire on the stock harness. If you are really stuck I can pull my radio out and show you a picture.
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ah A5? I have the same problem with my pioneer.The crutchfield diagram says attach pink wire to antenna booster.So I should tap this into the blue or blue/white wire out the back of the pioneer unit?
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No you need splice into the yellow red wire on the cars harness and hook up a 12v source. Follow post #9.
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