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Old 10-15-2005, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default fakra antenna to smb connection?

I currently have a clarion autoPC installed in my car. I am replacing this unit for a new one and am installing a sirius tuner.

The AutoPC has nav capabilities and a GPS antenna. by the looks of the connector on the antenna it uses a fakra connector. I would like to use this antenna for my sirius tuner simply for the fact that it will be a pain to remove.

Can I just splice this to the siruir antenna wire and have it work? Any other ideas as to a solution?

Thanks.
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Will this work?
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I don't think so.

The antenna has the fakra connector on the end and the tuner is smb.

I guess i'll just try splicing it and see what happens.

Here's a small pic of the antenna

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I don't think splicing will work. I tried to splice two antennas to get two female ends and it would not work. It turned off my tuner when I connected it. I still don't understand why it would not work they were exactly the same antennas.

I guess it can't hurt to try. Edit. It may hurt to try cause you may ruin your original antenna.
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Do some searching online. I'm sure you can find something.
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The older SIRIUS antennas had the FARKA connector, and it could be removed by prying off the tab on the side of the connector.

Here's an example...take a look at this SIRIUS antenna:



See the white piece on the connector? That's the piece you need to remove. Then the plastic part will slide off to show the SMB connector. Just use a flat screwdriver and you're set.

Hope this helps.
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Oh yea, simple. I've done it on the 3-way splitter. I was thinking the farka was something else.
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