Originally Posted by hallo dare
This whole tape thing has me so confused. The outer shell of the Motorola plug has to touch the casing for earthing doesn't it? Yet you are saying to tape up only the bits that are touching the casing.
Can someone put up a picture of what is the right way to tape it please.
I would have done exactly the same as markusmuster has in the pics.
Case = Double Din aluminum case with all the electronic bits inside
Motorola female plug = socket for the antenna that is attached to the radio circuit board inside the case (see above). You can see that there is a hole in the case (see above) where you can see the Motorola female plug.
Motorola male plug = the pointy plug on the end of the antenna cable. It has a pointy end and an outer shell that is the ground for the antenna.
Do this... shove the male into the female plug through the hole in the case do its firmly seated. Step back and have a breath and maybe a smoke or some ice cream. Now go back and look carefully at the plug still inserted through the hole in the case (see above) and see if you can spot any of the motorola male plug ground surface touching the case (see above). If you see any contact between the plug and the case (see above) note about where the motorola male plug would be touching the case and yank that sucker out of the female plug clearing the hole in the case (see above). Now that you know about where on the motorola male plug the case (see above) would be touching put some tape on the motorola male plug ONLY in the exact spot where the motorola male plug would be touching the case (see above). You do not want to extend the tape down the shaft of the motorola male plug in such a way that it would in any way interfere with the lovely fit that motorola male plug has in the motorola female plug socket found inside the case (see above).