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Old 02-01-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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hello, I recently took my sub out of hibernation and found out that my hardwired install no longer works. I have a kenwood 902 tuner in my trunk hooked up to a kenwood deck.

I was getting a tuner error, which after a minute changes to an antenna error. I inspected my antenna and noticed it was severed in a few places, so I ordered another one on ebay. The antenna I picked up was one of the ones without the plastic end on the cable. It came with instructions to cut away the plastic on the antenna input of the tuner. I am still getting the same errors, so now I think I have a tuner problem.

So far, am I on the right track? any ideas? I will try to swap out the tuner with a friends this week.

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Sorry for the delayed response. I have the same issue as well. I am going to try a new antenna.

Have you found a resolution?
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Hey Mikey,

I had this same problem with a Kenwood 902. I got a replacement antenna, which didn't have the FAKRA connector on it. So, I had to trim the plastic FAKRA part off the tuner itself. Only after I did this did a new antenna fit far enough down to get a solid connection. Once I did this I never had any other problems with it. So if you are just pushing the antenna down on that existing FAKRA, it probably isn't going down far enough to get a connection so you're still getting the antenna error message even with the new antenna. If that doesn't do it, then I'd say YES, you got a bad 902.

You could always buy a Directed Electronics Ken1 and I can tell you that it provides much faster and smoother text information than the Kenwood 902 or 903.

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Do you guys know which antennas have a fakra connector? Can I get one at best buy, circuit city or frys?
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Do you guys know which antennas have a fakra connector? Can I get one at best buy, circuit city or frys?
The Terk SIR-Mini

American International SIR1SAF

Both availble from Crutchfield. I doubt you can find one at BB or CC, since they don't sell any tuners that it would connect too.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-orJefq8...g=247650&avf=Y
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