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    Aerial

    Looking to replace the roof aerial,was going for shark fin,but thought is was to much trouble,got a roof aerial had a quick look found the aerial lead from the aerial base has a small screw fitting and a black wire going into the base.had a look a scirocco shark fin but no leads coming from the base.
    What is the black wire for,can l get a aerial lead which has a small screw fitting
    Have posted before about a shark fin which was useful though is was to much trouble to fit

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    That's for power to aerial - it's go and amplifier in the base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post
    That's for power to aerial - it's go and amplifier in the base.
    Is it a live 12 volt feed

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    Not sure, either 5 or 12v - it's usually fed from the head unit if it's OEM. I'll see if I can dig out the wiring diagram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post
    Not sure, either 5 or 12v - it's usually fed from the head unit if it's OEM. I'll see if I can dig out the wiring diagram.
    Cheers it has not got the OEM radio in it,got to find one with a small screw fitting,Any information is much appreciated

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    Just checked there - the head unit provides +12V to the aerial amplifier, either through an external cable fed from the ISO connector on the radio , or on post '94 cars directly via the aerial co-ax cable using the core. If your radio doesn't have 12v out, just take a feed from the ignition live. You can get all sorts of aerial cable adapters online or from an auto electrical supplier, even Halfrauds I guess.
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    Stupid question: can the wiring,aerial lead removed from the aerial base

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