Honda Antenna Adapter
2010 Honda Fit Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Honda FIt 2010 Sport, new Pioneer head unit. Installed the head unit OK, but nothing in the instructions on what to do with the blue wire on this antenna adapter. It says power antenna on the wire, but I don't have a power antenna so left it hanging. Very poor radio reception. Drove around for two weeks like that, today took the unit back out, thinking maybe the blue wire on the adapter has to be connected to the blue wire on the unit, even though no power antenna. That didn't work either. Searched the net and found that the blue wire has to be connected to the red 12V switched wire for the antenna to work. I did that and it works great. I saw here that a lot of people have this problem, some of the dates are from several years ago. Why Crutchfield can't put a note in with the instructions I don't understand. Other than that, everything was OK.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 6/26/2017 We're sorry for the troubles in connecting the antenna adapter. Powered antenna doesn't always mean a motorized antenna. It often means an amplified antenna, and when connecting an antenna adapter for a new car stereo, the blue wire on the antenna adapter has to be connected to the power antenna wire on the new car stereo. It's usually the blue wire. Radio reception can suffer otherwise, as it did in this case. Our head Vehicle Integration honcho, Darren, is making sure we update that info for these adapters on our web site presentation.