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Old 05-03-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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connecting factory antenna plug to aftermarket head unit

i have a 2013 tacoma non entune and im installing pioneer avic x940bt and i need to know how to hook up my trucks antenna to the pioneer head unit. my truck has a connector plug and my head unit has the standard round plug antenna
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Need an adapter. Go to a stereo shop or best buy or something. They can show you the correct one. Or go on Critchfield and look it up. They are pretty cheap
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theres a blue wire that comes off the antenna adapter, what does that need to be hooked up to?
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Yes. On the wire harness for the after market radio, there is a solid blue wire thy matches. Those get connected.
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Yes. On the wire harness for the after market radio, there is a solid blue wire thy matches. Those get connected.

UPDATE - there isnt a blue wire on the pioneer wiring harness. there is a solid blue wire on the metra harness but i believe that is for power antennas. i didnt hook the blue wire up to anything and my radio works perfectly
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UPDATE - there isnt a blue wire on the pioneer wiring harness. there is a solid blue wire on the metra harness but i believe that is for power antennas. i didnt hook the blue wire up to anything and my radio works perfectly
I'm pretty sure the pioneer had a solid blue. If not, you can connect it to the blue/white on the pioneer side. It'll work fine without it, but if your radio reception sucks then you'll need to connect it.
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It is for the power antenna. Our trucks have a signal booster. I had to use a Lexus antenna adapter.
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