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    Live in Western North Carolina. Asheville/Hendersonville area. Frame-up restoration restoration; 85%-90% original with tasteful, non-280Z year specific, OEparts upgrades: appearance and performance. Competition full-rebuilt 3.1 L28 with 5 speed tranny. Extremely attractive “chameleon-ish” paint with normal, very dark racing green...occasional hint of Jaguar light metallic blue tint in certain sunlight conditions and near black in some no-light garage settings. Owner since 1994.

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  1. OK ya got me on that👍 “Calling for angels”. I really hope somebody sees this, reads what I’m trying to do and can provide a direct answer....”the blue goes to ______ The blue/white goes to....The blue/red connects with the _____ toggle lead etc. I just can’t combine the schematic, you very kindly supplied, and the factory wiring diagram so I really would appreciate if anyone has already done this or can solve mystery connections from info/pics supplied. Help please😇. Thanks for the assistance provided to me so far!!! Doug
  2. Head unit is Kenwood KDC-BT330U. “All else fails”??? <- Is this for me? Can you determine if I am at least correct on (3– wire leads) connections from your Harada schematic to ‘77 factory wiring diagram? I believe the antenna lead from the Kenwood must be either pigtailed onto one of the three wires or just disregarded when using Harada unit. Guessing that this wire only have 12v power when head unit is “on”?
  3. Thanks Zup! I apologize that install schematic has also got me confused (Not Difficult w/ Electric! 🤔) May I make a stab at this by me supposing: green bridged wire connects to blue/red-stripe 12v from ign. Switch; The bridged red connecting to blue/white-stripe from fuse box/battery 12v; but I can’t trace solid blue out from factory wiring diagram to determine function if it would connect to single red from toggle switch. IF I have these three color wires from factory wiring connecting to three color leads from toggle switch correct...Great! However, what happens to the “antenna”-labeled wire exiting head unit? Is it just ignored “as the odd guy out” 4th wire to nowhere and left unconnected or is it spliced-in with another of the factory wires? Sorry to be so dense. I hope I have color wires matching correctly....please advise if correct or which combo’s get it correct! Thank you!!!!! Doug
  4. Thanks Mike! The ‘77 wiring diagram shows these 3 (blue & blue-striped) colored factory wires. they are visible from factory wiring harness as (3) leads to be connected with the (3) wire leads from back of toggle switch. Therein is my mystery...which one of the toggle switch leads ( red-pigtailed, green -pigtailed and the single- red wires) matchup/get connected to which of those factory wires. Can anyone identify the correct color wire combination connection? Does anyone recognize mfr. of this antenna by way of six blade wire set up from the back of the toggle switch? Thank you!
  5. I am reconnecting my existing aftermarket (brand?) to an upgraded audio system. All hookups were disconnected over a yr. ago and I have no installation guide to refer back to. I am trying to remember which antenna toggle switch wires connect to factory blue, blue/red stripe and blue/white stripe wires. The toggle switch has six connection spades and three different color wires: red, green & black(antenna already grounded to body, near antenna so just leave black wire disconnected or make another body ground under console?) . **I will attempt attachment photos of toggle switch which is worth many,many words description.**. As simply described as 2-reds and 2-greens each color “jumped” to diagonal&opposite/upper/lower spades and then each color pair pigtailed our to singe red or green connection lead with another single red connection lead (directly opposite black spade/wire) three connecting wires to connect to the three factory connection lead wires ( those 3 colors of blue). Which three color switch wires connect to each color factory wire? Please help me solve mystery (re)connections. Thank you! * forgot to ID single antenna wire from head unit that was never connected because of toggle switch “up, down and hold” desired feature.
  6. I’m nearing completion of my audio system consisting of Head unit, Amp, speakers w/ crossovers I my 77 280Z. I have done a “sound test” just to hear system before putting everything back into console (what fun😏). Cd source sounds great but now I must hook up the radio antenna. I am using (used with former setup) a power telescoping antenna working off manual toggle switch that allowed antenna to stop in position as well as up/down. However, since the whole system was apart/disassembled for over a year, I can’t remember how the old system connected to factory wiring (same antenna) to repeat with new system... 77. factory wiring diagram shows solid blue, blue/white stripe and black ground to power antenna. (No blue/red stripe anywhere in loop...240 Z different?). What is most confusing to me is antenna has power wires 2-reds, 2-Greens and the black ground (that was grounded to metal under hatch deck). What are/why the double sets of red&green wires and which combination would go to solid blue (power from the the ignition switch?) and which to the blue/white stripe (unknown function and/or power source)? The back of the toggle switch has the same 2-red, 2-green, black ground wires. How to connect each end of this antenna-toggle switch circuit to blue & blue/white factory wires🤔. Anyone used this antenna type wiring? Please help me solve mystery...install sheet long gone and can’t remember mfr. thank y’all!
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