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beck
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antenna connector end for car receiver

The radio was ripped out and stolen (among other things). Marginal radio sitting in an old junk box was put in by the repair guys.

Fastforward 7 years to today.

I put in a new receiver. Works too! But what I noticed was that when the radio was stolen, they cut or ripped the end off for the antenna wire.

So I have a black wire, with a cut/mangled looking silver metal band around it, with a small white end around a very thin single copper wire. I can put that into the antenna wire from the receiver and if I'm careful to not bend the copper wire and it goes into the center hole, it works ok as long as it's not jiggled around.

So... I need a new end put on. I assume it needs a crimper to do that. What end and what crimper?

I would just take it to a car audio place, but it's my motorhome. Most car audio places have very tiny cramped parking where the motorhome won't go.

Thanks for help!
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shdesigns
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How about replacing the antenna. Some have replaceable wires.

I used to solder them on. Took them off old antennas.



drjim
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You can get the plugs here:
»www.installer.com/antenna/
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beck
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Thank you!

I don't think that I should be one to replace the whole antenna wires. Maybe in my younger days.

I think I can get one of the universal ends on that page and put it on. Looks like I should be able to do that. (I hope).

edit: The installer.com is only a couple miles from me. I'll run up there in the little truck tomorrow.

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Mdoc
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said by beck:

edit: The installer.com is only a couple miles from me. I'll run up there in the little truck tomorrow.

That means you're in Houston. Correct?


beck
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I am in Houston at this time.