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Aftermarket XM antenna to OEM stereo

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by kjohnson125, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. Sep 17, 2021 at 2:20 PM
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    kjohnson125

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    Hello everybody. I recently (almost) finished building the DIY Wedge Camper from another thread on this forum. The camper extends over my roof and blocks the original shark fin antenna and I no longer get reliable XM reception. I bought an aftermarket XM antenna that I would like to attach to my factory stereo to simply relocate it, and abandon the shark fin. Problem is that I've had no luck finding the proper adapter. Photo 1 and 2 are the factory plug on my 2016 Tacoma. Photo 3 is the new antenna I want to plug into photo 1. Does anybody know where to find the correct adaptor, or even what the proper terminology is for the factory plug? Thanks in advance.

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  2. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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  3. Sep 30, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    Well, I bought that and it was close, but no cigar. The fat end needs to be male, rather than female. Best I can tell, my antenna has a "Fakra" type connector, but I cant determine what type it is, A, B or C.. The hunt continues. I'm considering trying to splice the old connecter onto the new antenna...
     
  4. Sep 30, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    Fakra is the antenna part of the connection, not the plastic housing part.

    I would absolutely NOT suggest trying to splice them. You are in for a lot of cussing and then a lot of disappointment
     
  5. Sep 30, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    I took a second look, and the adaptor in post #2 is actually correct. Thanks!
     

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