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79transmass

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Windshield antenna lead
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:55:46 PM »
79 trans am, factory radio/8 track. If theres a writeup all ready please direct me there but, can someone tell me how to replace the windshield antenna lead that goes from radio to windshield? Do you need to remove the dash for this? i can see where it comes off the back of the radio, but i cant figure out where it even goes to. Thanks in advance

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Re: Windshield antenna lead
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 05:28:12 PM »
Are you trying to replace the section from the radio to the windshield pig tail? If that's the case, you should be able to reach it through radio opening or from behind the dash. Removing the center console helps, but you can reach it.




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79transmass

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Re: Windshield antenna lead
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 12:46:56 PM »
Yeah its called the power lead I guess? I just am not sure where the windshield antenna connector pigtail actually is

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Re: Windshield antenna lead
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 02:06:17 PM »
The windshield ant. plugs into a connector inside the cowel area under the hood. There should be a cable on the inside that plugs to the radio. It should be in the centre area of the dash upper part of it.
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79transmass

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Re: Windshield antenna lead
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 04:47:31 PM »
Thanks. Do you need to remove the dash to access it or can it be done going under the dash?

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Re: Windshield antenna lead
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 06:38:06 AM »
You def. don't want to remove the dash, that's a major job and PIA, however you will need to be somewhat flexible. LOL. You may have to take some parts off from the underside though, there is duct work that will probably be in the way. The easiest route may be to take the inner glove box out and go in from the pass. side.
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Re: Windshield antenna lead
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 01:01:49 PM »
The "other end" of it is outside.  The wire comes out between the laminated glass layers, and that joint is outside, so the wire is outside.  Right in the middle of the car.
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Re: Windshield antenna lead
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 01:01:49 PM »
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