Now, remove the four 7mm Screws holding the radio in place. Pull the radio out and disconnect the antenna and two wiring harnesses. Pull the new antenna wire into the console along the same path as the wiring harasses. The Metra antenna requires switched power. I probed the connectors on the Radio and found that the pink wire has 12 V power as long as the radio is on. As soon as you remove the key, the power goes off after a few seconds or after the door is open. This is the solid Pink wire. Cut the electrical tape on the wiring harness to reveal this pink wire and separate it from the bundle. Strip away some of the insulation without cutting the wire. Wrap the power lead from the new antenna around the exposed copper wire and solder it in place.
Once the power lead is soldered, use electrical tape to wrap the soldered connection and then rewrap the wiring harness in Electrical tape. Attach the Metra antenna adapter cable and dress the cable so it comes out the second opening on the right side. Here is a picture of the antenna adaptor cable.
Plug the two connectors and the antenna into the radio. We’ll want to test everything before we reassemble the car. Turn the ignition on and turn on the radio. Use the band button to select FM and tune into your favorite FM stations. Press it again for AM and verify your AM stations are coming in also. If you get any static, check the power connection and the ground. If everything is working well, bolt the radio in place.
The hard part is over, now we just have to put everything back together. Lower the Boomerang and press all of the clips in the appropriate notches. Be careful not to break any. Install the gauge tunnel and the trim ring. Install the trim ring around the shifter boot and press it into the boomerang. Bolt the handle back in place and reattach the cover.
Install the A pillar trim piece and bolt the Visors back in place. Make sure the Weather stripping is nicely dressed around the windshield and A pillar trim pieces. Use the dull side of a pocket knife and pull it backwards along the seam to pull the weather stripping out where necessary.
Now for the fun part, unscrew the old antenna; you’re done with it. To cover the antenna threads, I used a rubber shelf peg cap.
Better yet, have a body shop remove the antenna and weld the hole close.