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My 99 V70 XC has the SC816 stock radio/cassette/single CD player. I'm upgrading to a double DIN Pioneer head unit. The problem is the old unit has 2 antenna leads, one with a slightly smaller plug than the other. I assume one is for the antenna on one side of the rear hatch glass and the other comes from the passenger side in-glass antenna. If I only use one, won't my reception suffer? Is there an adapter to combine the two? Or can I cut, splice and solder the two together? I'm surprised not to see any posts on this. THANKS for the help! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Which antenna lead to use in new radio-can I combine the 2 exisiting ones? (1steven)

Answered at V70R.com, Just plug in the big one that fits and your done.<br>To add to my other reply, <I>Be Sure </I>to connect the power antenna lead!<br>When you splice up the wiring adapter, that one will be critical to making the <br>antenna amplifier work. Other than that? No Big. Just leave the smaller connector alone. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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GOT IT FIXED!! Well I solved the poor radio reception problem. Turns out that I did not connect what I thought was the blue wire with white stripe to the solid blue wire on the harness. I assumed that was for the power antenna (to make it go up and down) and since I didn't have one, I didn't need to connect thtose wires together. Once I did, the reception improved as if a switch was thrown. Problem solved. Hope this helps others. By the way, I'm still going to see if reception improves further by getting a y cable and connecting both antenna leads into one.<p>
 
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