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Use rocker switch to control antenna

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Old 03-18-2018, 11:31 PM
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I just installed a new Pioneer stereo in my '05 Montero (replacing the factory Infinity). It sounds great, but the power antenna engages anytime I use the stereo. With the previous Infinity, I could play cds and the antenna would not engage. Anyway, I would like to install a rocker switch so I can use the antenna when I listen to the radio (rarely) and leave the antenna down when listening to cds, usb, or auxiliary port. I don't know what wire(s) need to be interupted. Does anybody know what color wire controls the antenna? Does the switch (Sure Built SB84841 from AutoZone) need to be grounded?

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Old 03-19-2018, 09:03 PM
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Before cutting the wires, check if there are some settings in your audio unit to control when antennae engages. It should not go up, when your not using the radio.
 
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:30 AM
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The new Pioneer does not have antenna controls--only the more expensive stereos still have that feature. With the previous factory Infinity, the antenna would not go up if I was playing a cd. It only extended when I used the AM/FM. The new Pioneer extends the antenna anytime you turn on the stereo--radio, cd, USB, aux. Since I plan to use the cd, USB and auxiliary port 90% of the time, I don't want the antenna to extend. I have not located much useful information, but I think I need to splice in the rocker switch to either the pink wire (pin 3) or possibly the blue wire.
 
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:48 PM
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Bummer about the lack of power antennae option. You can try to take a look at the antennae motor behind the mug guard in the passenger wheel well. Then see if you have the same wire color coming out of the stereo loom.
 
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