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Old 08-07-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Cord I don't recognize. Possible antenna adapter?

Hey guys,I just bought my first jeep, an 04 X. It came with this cord I don't recognize attached to the center console. I'm guessing that it's some kind of antenna adapter. It would be nice to be able to hook it up to a normal headphone jack aux cord. It doesn't look like the other 8 pin connectors I've seen though. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-07-2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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Pretty hard to tell from the pic - may be a number of things:

1) GPS antenna
2) XM/Sirius device controller
3) (not likely) Connector for hands-free phone

Can you get any other pics?

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Old 08-07-2014, 03:31 PM   #3
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Yup I'll put more up later. I'm also thinking about going to radio shack and asking them.
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If there is a Best Buy nearby, or a place that installs car stereos, you may get better results.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:04 PM   #5
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Okay I'll go to best buy. For some reason I felt like radio shack would be a good place to go
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It's hard to tell from the view if it is a male or female connector. I wouldn't think antenna because it seems it was put in a accessible position for the driver. It's just too hard to tell what it is from the view. I am thinking that it must be a accessory connection of some type. But, from the view it's just too hard to tell for sure.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:53 PM   #7
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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Satellite antenna connector for Sirius or XM.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:37 PM   #9
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So I'm assuming there's nothing I can do with it other than those two options?
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You can follow the wire and see where it goes
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:42 AM   #11
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I am pretty certain it's a Sirius/XM Sat antenna cable. Do you have a sat antenna somewhere on the vehicle ?
Follow the wire. Maybe an antenna under the padding on the sound bar behind passenger seat. That's the most common place.
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Yep you guys called it. I had time to check it out today and it doesn't go into the center console as I thought. I followed it and the xm radio antenna is under the padding above the drivers side door.
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Yep you guys called it. I had time to check it out today and it doesn't go into the center console as I thought. I followed it and the xm radio antenna is under the padding above the drivers side door.
So, guess the idea is that a PO had a portable Sirius Radio Device and he plugged it in there? Strange, I never heard of a portable one, unless maybe a Tablet has such a connection.

I guess I found it here. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_700SIRK...ood.html?tp=87

"The SC-VDOC1 car dock holds your compatible portable SIRIUS radio....."
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I'm guessing it plugged into some kind of little portable satellite radio player. I don't think it runs anywhere to plug into the speakers/radio unit though, but I could be wrong. Chances are I'm gonna take it out,I don't wanna pay $15 a month for it so if anyone wants a satellite radio antenna let me know haha
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They probably had an aftermarket sat radio mounted in that area. Very common. That antenna plug goes into the back of the cradle that is mounted in the vehicle. I have the same setup in my Dakota pick up. I just pull my XM Skyfi radio out of the cradle and put it in my home dock when I get in the house.

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