hi, i have an 86 accord and when i bought it the stock stereo's power would cut in and out as do the lights beside the gear selection and A/C light, first i checked all the fuses, then i put a cd player in, now the power to that works fine but everytime I use the power antenae the power to the cd player cuts out until i stop using the power antanae, and the other lights still cut out, does anyone have any ideas or know of a good site with the schematics for the dash?
Sounds like a bad ground in the console, as for the schematic I do not have that info, Wally, VWHobo, or some others might though.
It could be a bad ground but i still dont understand why, when I use the power antanae it would turn the power off to the stereo though, I just don't get it.
The amperage through the ground is greater than the connection allows, which, if what I think is happening is true, it is either a loose connection or a corroded connection
sounds like your stereo is in series with the power antenna.when the antenna draws current the voltage is dropping to the stereo.