GU Patrol Aerial Plug

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 14:08
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Good day all. I thought I'd spend Easter fitting the new stereo to the truck, only to find it uses a 2 pinned aerial plug. I knew they were different, so before I started I bought a European aerial adaptor, but this is totally different. BUGGER!

My question is, how have other people got around this problem? Is there an adaptor available, or do I go and look for the joiner from the electric aerial and use an extension cable?

All help appreciated.

Happy Easter :-)
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Reply By: desert - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 14:30

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 14:30
2 Pin plug??? I had no such hassle, just plugged the new Sony unit in and presto. Only mods were for the speaker wires which did not colour-match the wires. Why don't they standardise speaker radio plugs and colour codes??
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Reply By: Kiwi B - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 14:49

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 14:49
GU ST wagon has what appears to be an aerial in the LH cargo area glass. Perhaps this has something to do with different plug arrangement.

Good luck, Bruce H.
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Follow Up By: hl - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 15:44

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 15:44
That is right. The GU radio has "diversity reception" and uses the on glass antenna on the rear passenger side for the second antenna. You can just ignore and plug in only one, since your new radio can't do diversity. And if/when you break off the one in the front, just change plugs.....

Cheers

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Reply By: H2O - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 19:27

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 19:27
I had the same problem when I fitted my kenwood to the nissan and ordered an adapter through an auto electrician (took ages to arrive). As it turns out I am pulling the stereo out tomorrow and putting the genuine one back in as I am getting ready to sell it. If you want my adapter for a few bucks email me at h2o_surveysATozemailDOTcomDOTau.
Cheers
Justin
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Follow Up By: P.G. (Tas) - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 20:45

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 20:45
Thanks for your reply Justin, you are a life saver. Please send me your bank account details and I will put the money straight into the account for you. I’ll include an extra $5 for express postage.

Cheers
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Reply By: grlynch - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 20:11

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 20:11
Just installed a new head unit in my GU three days ago. and found the 2 pin plug solution in this forum before i started. The easies way around the 2 pin plug problem, is to buy a 1.5m aerial extension lead (mine was about $7 from super cheap!). remove ther passenger side kick panel, (take the step tread moulding off first, then 1 screw, and pull!) There is a join in the original cable above the large electrical connector. Run the new cable from here to the new head unit. By leaving the old cable in place allows you to put the original head unit in at a later date if required!

Hope this helps!
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 07:59

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 07:59
spot on!! easiest and cheapest solution.

Leroy
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Reply By: dozerdude - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 22:36

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 22:36
go to strathfield car audio cost about 20 bucks for adapter plug thats all i did when changed my standard unit....
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Reply By: GregL - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 10:07

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 10:07
If you pull off left front kick panel you will find a standard aerial plug coming from your power aerial . This will be wrapped in foam just above the carpet . You just need to buy a normal extension lead for your aerial. Hope this helps.
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Reply By: P.G. (Tas) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 11:02

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 11:02
Thanks to all that have replied, it has been very helpful. I have bought the adaptor from Justin (H2O) so I can just plug the unit straight in.

It's a pity we don't have a Strathfield shop in Tassie.

Cheers
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