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Old 12-05-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 Pontiac Vibe and a Stilleto. I was trying to hook up the FM modulator but the modulator end that plugs into the back of the radio is too big and when I try to plug the car antenna into the modulator it is too small. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-05-2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need FM Antenna Adapters.

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Absolutely. Most GMs need 2 adapters to use an FM modulator. My Colorado and TrailBlazer both required the 2-adapter set. One that converts the "small GM" antenna lead to Motorola type, and then one that converts the Motorola type out to the "small GM" IN to the radio.

Not to worry though. They work great, and actually give you enough "play" in the line to pull the modulator far enough away from the radio so you can zip-tie it to something solid in/behind your dash. If you don't, you will likely have a rattle wherever the modulator box ends up. I used a metal brace on my TrailBlazer and the upper ashtray brace in my Colorado since my Colorado doesn't have an ashtray, even though a space is built-in there for it behind the plastic cover panel, above and to the left of the power outlets.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:16 PM   #4
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Thank you! I appreciate the tips and fast respnse. I ordered the set yesterday.
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