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Old 01-04-2005, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default can i cut the antenna wire? cd changer in? fm modulator?

I have the new JVC PNP unit, i would like to cut that darn antenna wire so I can run the wire without the plug getting in the way. Will i be able to soder it back together or use some kind of connector later?

Other questions, can i use CD changer in wires on my stock radio to directly wire it? will i lose my the in dash CD function?

I'm using a cassette adapter, sound is awesome. I was very disappointed with the unit's fm transmitter. how are the after market fm modulators?
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Old 01-04-2005, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1) yes you can cut and resolder the cable. I wouldn't recommend it though, it's a pain in the ass to do and may not be reliable.

2) some OEM radio's CD inputs can be adapted. Check out logjamelectronics.com or crutchfield.com for your specific make/model car and radio. Crutchfield in particular is great about phone support sales.

3) I don't have a JVC but I think it has an "FM Out" jack on the cradle. If it does you don't need an external FM modulator. You can use a switch box to directly inject the FM signal into the radio's antenna input. Do a search on SATSWB and SIRSWB on this forum for lots of info and determining which will work for your radio.
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default fm out

The JVC model does indeed have an FM out but I read that the FM input is a pretty inferior approach,
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The JVC model does indeed have an FM out but I read that the FM input is a pretty inferior approach,
FM modulator is limited to the bandwidth of your FM radio's detector and is probably a little less than your cassette adapter. When you use the SATSWB it disconnects your car's antenna so there will be NO interference from outside stations which is the biggest problem with most FM installs.

If you are worried about the SQ of the FM modulator then you should def. go with an adapter like the ones I mentioned above.
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