Ok, Just bought this car a little over a month ago (2000 GTP). It did not come w/ a stereo installed, I bought a decent Pioneer deck, but the antenna plug from the car is messed up. So what I have to do is Splice the Antenna wire from the car to an Adapter cable. Yes, I have tried 3 different adapters & can't get a signal from ANY station, how I tested it is, I cut one of the 3 adapter cables that I had bought & put the center copper wire to the end of the cars plug & sure enough I got every station. My question is this: When I splice the cables together, do I have to splice the Braided wires together or can I just leave them unattached & heat shrink over them?