Antenna wire terminator for connecting to factory stereo

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Antenna wire terminator for connecting to factory stereo

Postby schroedad » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:04 am

New 2009 Vibe owner here and working to fix some issues. I removed the factory stereo to fix broken volume/tuner knobs (thanks for the great info on this board!) In the process I found the antenna wire is missing the plug on its end that goes into the factory stereo.

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Based on some research, it should have a black plug connected that looks like this:

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Does anyone know where I can find an adapter like this and how I might attach it to the end of the existing wire? I removed the whole wire harness shown in the picture above -- it disconnects behind the glove box and apparently is GM part # 19184464. The part is discontinued and our local dealer can't get it. Plus, I'd rather not spend ~$40 when all I need is the plug on the end. Thanks!

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Re: Antenna wire terminator for connecting to factory stereo

Postby joatmon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:44 pm

Is the missing black part still stuck in the back of the radio?

If you stick the cable as is in the radio, does it work? (can you get radio stations?)
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Re: Antenna wire terminator for connecting to factory stereo

Postby schroedad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:19 am

joatmon wrote:Is the missing black part still stuck in the back of the radio?


No, and I checked all around underneath and behind the dash in case it was dropped. The previous owner had installed an aftermarket stereo at one point so I'm wondering if it was accidentally pulled off and lost. The wire as-is doesn't fit into the stereo -- it's basically like connecting two male ends together.

I haven't had any success finding that specific end piece online anywhere.

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Re: Antenna wire terminator for connecting to factory stereo

Postby MacGyver » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:42 am

If that or any other piece gets dropped inside the dash, you're not getting it back without dismantling the entire interior of the car.

When I installed my aftermarket radio, I remember that piece popping off, but I was able to stick it back on.

Best bet is probably a junkyard.
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Re: Antenna wire terminator for connecting to factory stereo

Postby schroedad » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Fixed! Best buy had an adapter they called a reverse antenna adapter. It had the right connector for the stereo on one end so I cut off the other and soldered it to the factory wiring harness. Plugged everything back in and it's working again! Here's a pic after the fix.

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