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Old 11-09-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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Do I need an antenna adapter for the FM Modulator with a 2001 Tahoe. If I do I am going to scream.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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First off, I HOPE TO GOD that you are a woman. Second, HOW THE HELL DO WE KNOW???? YOU NEED TO TELL US!

What radio do you have? When was it purchased. If it's brand new, you'll want to hardwire it to your current stereo. FM relays are BARE MINIMUM and a AUX connection is the best way to go if possible.
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It is a factory radio in the Tahoe. I had seen some previous posts about needing to get an antenna adapter for certain cars because the plug on the fm modulator is too big or too small. Just wondering if anyone knew if the fm modulator would work out of the box or if I need to get the adapters because my factory antenna is too small or too big. Does that make sense?
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Ahhhhhh now THERE'S a good question. Being a Chevy truck I'd say NO but not too sure. What happens is some of the radios have strange antennas that aren't industry standard.

HMMMM doing some searching around it APPEARS you may have an AUX IN on that stock radio which, if there is an adapter for the sat radio, would make you a HUGE WINNER. That's the best way to go. Best sound. Most expensive BUT you'll be much better off.

I'll post a direct link if I find one.
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I think we may have a WINNER!

http://www.logjamelectronics.com/pieknw13rca.html
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I just spent 25 bones on this fm modulator I would really like it to work. I have a feeling that the Factory Radio has those small antenna plugs and the Sirius modulator has the large old school type plugs. I think I will take this back and maybe get a cassette adapter...it is a quicker solution then look into one of those true aux inputs...
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cassette adapter is also a winner. Anything that's not a rebroadcast is a better solution.
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Would that also apply to a factory stereo in a 2005 Chevy Silverado? I asked a guy at Best Buy about connecting to an aux in port and he said I'd need a $150 adapter. Is Kenwood the manufacturer of all GM factory radios? I believe my factory stereo must have an aux in on the back. There's a CD/AUX button on the front. EDIT - Looks like there's an adapter on that same website as well as Crutchfield's. http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piegm12aux.html

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OK I went with the cassette deal last night, and it rocks. It is 5 times better sound than the wireless FM transmitter. I am sold on that. As soon as I figure a way to reroute that wire I will be in business.
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