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What is the little black box that the ant. output cable enters before it exits with the coax cable to the ant.? Also, this box has another cable coming out of it and into a stereo plug?
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Sounds like a satellite converter box.
 

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Sounds like a satellite converter box.
What is the little black box that the ant. output cable enters before it exits with the coax cable to the ant.? Also, this box has another cable coming out of it and into a stereo plug?
Thank you,
Fred
Tnx. for the quick reply. Tried to upload a pic but it said file too big.
 

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Open it in paint and resize to 900x1200 pixles. Should help.
 

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I agree with adsm08. It sounds like a box used by auxiliary items like a satellite radio receiver. It allows the auxiliary item to inject an fm signal directly into the antenna cable. So to listen to the satellite radio, you set your tuner to the frequency that that box is injecting.
 

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Secret government tracking module. Lets them know where you've been, route you took. Also lets them know what type of music you listen too so they can figure if your
brain has been effected by "subversive music rot".
If you disconnect it, your Ranger will self destruct.
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Secret government tracking module. Lets them know where you've been, route you took. Also lets them know what type of music you listen too so they can figure if your
brain has been effected by "subversive music rot".
If you disconnect it, your Ranger will self destruct.
Grumpaw
A "bug", eh. I was afraid of that! :rolleyes:
 

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Bomb jokes aside. Looks to me like an FM transmitter to use an aux Jack or bluetooth on a radio that doesn't have those features. I have one in my truck. Looks pretty similar.

If it is that, it simply hijacks the radio antenna to transmit to an output for your phone or whatever. There would be either a 3.5mm Jack somewhere. Or when you get in the truck a random bluetooth signal.
 

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I agree with adsm08. It sounds like a box used by auxiliary items like a satellite radio receiver. It allows the auxiliary item to inject an fm signal directly into the antenna cable. So to listen to the satellite radio, you set your tuner to the frequency that that box is injecting.
Ok, that certainly explains it. Thanks!
 

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Bomb jokes aside. Looks to me like an FM transmitter to use an aux Jack or bluetooth on a radio that doesn't have those features. I have one in my truck. Looks pretty similar.

If it is that, it simply hijacks the radio antenna to transmit to an output for your phone or whatever. There would be either a 3.5mm Jack somewhere. Or when you get in the truck a random bluetooth signal.
I'm thinking this box's function is receive mode. I don't think the car ant. is used for transmitting.
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No no how these things work is let the antenna in like normal to let it out to the radio... yay listen to FM 96.5, then separate the antenna into a signal to a separate device that typically wouldn't use radio frequency satellite, xm, I phone, whatever so it can play over the radios speakers.

It just hijacks the FM signal to play other stuff on a crappy radio.
 

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I'm thinking this box's function is receive mode. I don't think the car ant. is used for transmitting.
Fred
the small gauge cable with the 1/8" plug goes into the sig. input of the devices you just mentioned?
 

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the small gauge cable with the 1/8" plug goes into the sig. input of the devices you just mentioned?
No. It's an fm output from the device. It is injected into the antenna wire going to the vehicle's regular stereo system. You tune the radio to that frequency and hear the output from the auxiliary device through your regular stereo.
 


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