TAC Tech => Exterior => Topic started by: dmont on November 25, 2019, 01:10:29 PM

Title: Mystery electrical connector in under cowl near the center
Post by: dmont on November 25, 2019, 01:10:29 PM
Anybody know what this connector is for?  It appears to be an electrical connection, almost the size of a single RCA cable connector. 

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Title: Re: Mystery electrical connector in under cowl near the center
Post by: 76 - 455 - 4 on November 25, 2019, 01:13:43 PM
Windshield antenna.
Title: Re: Mystery electrical connector in under cowl near the center
Post by: dmont on November 25, 2019, 01:23:35 PM
Ah, so I imagine an compatible windshield would have some sort of electrical interface to plug into this. 

I haven't yet tackled the radio on this build, but I imagine I'll want to connect to this behind the dash and connect some sort of antenna to this connector if I wanted over the air radio.
Title: Re: Mystery electrical connector in under cowl near the center
Post by: 76 - 455 - 4 on November 25, 2019, 02:18:24 PM
Ah, so I imagine an compatible windshield would have some sort of electrical interface to plug into this. 

I haven't yet tackled the radio on this build, but I imagine I'll want to connect to this behind the dash and connect some sort of antenna to this connector if I wanted over the air radio.

Yes, the antenna wires and plug comes out at the bottom of the windshield right above that plug location. I am pretty sure you can get a replacement W/S with the plug and wires.
Or if you go with a fender mounted antenna, you just run that cable to the radio and ignore the plug in your picture.