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4th Generation camry 98 rear window antenna connection

Can anyone tell me where the location of the connection in the trunk is for the connection from the radio to the rear window antenna hookup ?

Where is this and how do I access the connection from the radio to the window rear antenna in my trunk ?

Are there any other places in the antenna run, other than the outlet from the radio and the rear window connection that might have come loose ?

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I dunno about 1998, but on my 1996, the connection is right at the antenna...maybe it's similar as your 1998 ?


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agreed, it should be hooked right at the antenna base. It runs along the passenger side of the floor all the way up to the dash

A lot of times what happens is if you have bad reception, something inside the radio may be starting to go bad. If you have a spare radio, try to plug it up and see if the reception is better. I'm guessing that this is what your issue is
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I dunno about 1998, but on my 1996, the connection is right at the antenna...maybe it's similar as your 1998 ?
correct me if im wrong but i believe the xle models were the only ones that had integrated
rear window antennas. the haynes manual is no help in showing the connection points on the
glass to the wire.

also my stock and pioneer radio reception seemed to be noticeably weak/fuzzy than other cars.
i usually play off a usb or stream phone to usb with pandora though so its not a deal breaker for me.

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correct me if im wrong but i believe the xle models were the only ones that had integrated
rear window antennas. the haynes manual is no help in showing the connection points on the
glass to the wire.

also my stock and pioneer radio reception seemed to be noticeably weak/fuzzy than other cars.
i usually play off a usb or stream phone to usb with pandora though so its not a deal breaker for me.
Thanks guys...don't know about all XLE's but yes, mine does not have a mast/power antenna...but does indeed have a rear window antenna in the glass

Can anyone suggest where I can get a schematic of it's location in the trunk...And how to access it ? Since the XLE trunk is completely carpeted...It would be helpful to know 1) where to start, and 2) what I'm looking for.

Where can I find a schematic of this connection ?

When I left my Camry in late December for 10 days radio and reception was working great...and when I returned...lost almost all reception on 1st start-up. Now can only get 2 am stations in Phoenix...yes...might be radio itself...but want to check connections 1st.

Thanks again...TiminAz
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Check the connector on the right hand side of the car which attaches to the glass. You can see it by pulling off the trim piece, it's possible the solder has cracked and the connector fell off. With a high wattage soldering iron you can re-attach it.

edit - circled in red


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Check the connector on the right hand side of the car which attaches to the glass. You can see it by pulling off the trim piece, it's possible the solder has cracked and the connector fell off. With a high wattage soldering iron you can re-attach it.

edit - circled in red

Thanks guys...really appreciate the help. What is part # 90479-06115 ? It appears to be the passenger dome light ? Is that the dome light...or do I have an antenna in front wind shield also

Don't want to complicate this but I am having issues with that circuit (dome light)...7.5 fuze keeps blowing. Best I can tell it's the powerlocks-panic button on key-clock-& dome light circuit. However..this issue has been going on for a year or so...and the radio reception thing just started after a 10 day out of town trip (car sitting at home) in Jan. Prior to that I had more Phoenix stations than I knew what to do with...Now only 2 or 3...and the strength varies while driving within 20 miles north/south of central Phoenix.

On the radio reception thing...can I assume it is NOT related to the dome light circuit ?

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It's 90179-06115, and it's just a nut. The dashed lines on these diagrams represent physical location/association of parts or where parts go! You saw the dashed line run up and across the top of the headliner and thus assumed to be wiring...but it's not...it just shows that the nut goes into that piece between the two doors

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just wondering where you guys find these diagrams from?
much more helpful than the haynes manual.

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Check the connector on the right hand side of the car which attaches to the glass. You can see it by pulling off the trim piece
Last point...is the connection on the right side accessed from inside the trunk...or from removing the 'trim' on the outside of the car ?

And...
1) what is/are the two items in the revised diagram you sent on earlier..I think I located 86101...is the item with bolt 90119-6067 part of the antenna system...and what is it ?
2) is 86203V simply the route of the window antenna ?
3) Are there only two leads from the front radio and are they always the same color coding...and what are the colors ?

Thanks...TiminAz
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Thanks guys...really appreciate the help. What is part # 90479-06115 ? It appears to be the passenger dome light ? Is that the dome light...or do I have an antenna in front wind shield also

Don't want to complicate this but I am having issues with that circuit (dome light)...7.5 fuze keeps blowing. Best I can tell it's the powerlocks-panic button on key-clock-& dome light circuit. However..this issue has been going on for a year or so...and the radio reception thing just started after a 10 day out of town trip (car sitting at home) in Jan. Prior to that I had more Phoenix stations than I knew what to do with...Now only 2 or 3...and the strength varies while driving within 20 miles north/south of central Phoenix.

On the radio reception thing...can I assume it is NOT related to the dome light circuit ?

TiminAz
There's a preamp on that antenna which may get power from the dome light circuit.
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correct me if im wrong but i believe the xle models were the only ones that had integrated
rear window antennas. the haynes manual is no help in showing the connection points on the
glass to the wire.

also my stock and pioneer radio reception seemed to be noticeably weak/fuzzy than other cars.
i usually play off a usb or stream phone to usb with pandora though so its not a deal breaker for me.
My LE has the antenna on the rear glass.
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