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Z06 Power Antenna Install:

Well here you go!
Get the GM power antenna, and bracket. Also need two screws to attach the bracket to the bottom of the antenna. The rear two tail lights need to be removed. Very simple install. The fixed comes out after disconnecting the signal coaxial wire at the inside right rear connection, and two grounding straps. The ground wire plug connected to the grounding straps unplugs and is used for the power antenna. The power for the antenna is more complex. The antenna has four wires to connect: 1 is the coaxial RF signal wire which is already available; 2 the three wire connector from the antenna has an orange-12v constant, black-ground, and pink-12v via radio on/off. I used the orange and black at the accessory wires near the fuse box under the kick panel on the passenger side. This was also used for the Valentine 1 connection. The pink needs to be connected to the radio on/off. This may be available from behind the radio, but I used the Bose signal processor, which is located on the drivers side above the gas pedal....silver box with two plugs. The plug you want, plugs straight up into the Bose box. Pull this plug out and it has two rows of wires. You want the green, A8, wire. This is the 12v on/off with radio. I spliced into the this wire and ran a wire around and under the console near ash tray and over to the right side passenger floor to connect to the three wire that I ran from the antenna to the front right passenger floor accessory connection. This green wire connects to the pink. That will do it.
To add some confusion, I added a 12vdc rocker switch with a lamp at the console to:
1. Normally on, this will allow the antenna to rise and fall with the radio switch even when only playing CDs.
2. Off with this switch and the radio switch(green wire which goes throught the switch) will not allow the antenna to rise...switch off). This allows the CD player to be used and the antenna to be down. Without the switch, the antenna is always up even when playing the CD only.

The switch is Radio Shack no. 275-712 Lighted SPST Rocker Switch... ~$3.00

I spliced into the three wires going to the antenna on the passenger side, and ran three wires to the switch: 1, from the accessory (green or pink wire) to the power lead on switch; 2, load the wire going back to the three wire green or pink wire that was cut; and 3, the black or ground wire for the lamp obtained by splicing into the black ground wire in the three wire going to the antenna.

Whew, it took a while to find the green/pink wire needed. All this was done while the car was interior was removed for Dynamat Super install.

Good luck...I'm ready for questions!
 

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Thanks, Bob!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif

I'm sending this post to JC to have it added to the Pit Road tech section.

Thanks for your contribution to the Z06 Forum.
 

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From this thread, I gather that there is no connector to control the power antenna poking out of the harness at the rear. There ought to be one there for the convertable power antenna.
Does anyone have access to both the convertable and the Z06 to make the comparison?

And yes, striping the interior for sound deading material sounds (pun intended) like a great idea. How well did it work?
 

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Lew, That is correct...no harness is installed for the power antenna in the Z06, since it comes with a fixed antenna. You simply need to purchase a cable with 3 wires in it which will reach from the front of the passenger side to the rear antenna location to supply the needed power, etc.
The dynamat cut ground, tire noise by about 50%...very worthwhile IMHO, but alot of work!
 
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