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Post by si-forks » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:52 pm

So my sat nav stopped working !! after posting the problem on the forum and reading up ,everything pointed to the antenna :cry:
So on forum advice bought this
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/261269887944
Now to change it : the antenna is located behind interior light, there is a short connection which can be pulled apart. Being a lazy sod i did not want to remove all the trim to get to the back of the DVD drive to plug the antenna in., so thought i would be able to get at it through the interior light
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Removing interior light it's fairly easy i started at the left hand corner and gently work my way down with a small screwdriver, it's on spring clips at the front ,when you can get your fingers in you can pull it down obviously be carefulImage
Disconnect the interior light you can now see the nav antenna it's held up with two philips screwsImage
Remove the screws and you can pull the antenna apartImage
The next bit is a little more tricky the connection for the antenna was held to the body of the car with duct tape, and was impossible to get your hand in push the new connector together, so with a little gentle persuasion and screwdriver i managed to remove it from the tape, this meant i could pull the interior trim down at the front and push the sat nav antenna through so it hung down on the windscreen.
This now meant i could connect the new sat nav antenna, and test the sat nav was working
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Once the new antenna was connected within 10 minutes sat nav was up and running again
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To refit the new antenna, thread the new antenna through the hole left by the interior light, gently pull down the trim and push it out so that it hangs down on the windscreen. With both ends of the antenna now hanging down by the windscreen it easy to connect them together, you can push the connected antenna back through the interior trim .
Then coil up all of the excess cable and push it up into the cornerImage
Now simple attach the new antenna to the old bracket and screw back up ImageImage
Reconnect the interior light push back into place job done.
All in all it took me about 40 minutes and cost £3 .99
Please forgive any spelling mistakes and poor punctuation i'm not the most literate of people hope this help somebody in the future


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Post by srhutch » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:17 pm

Result :thumbsup:

Didn't know the existing one was on a short lead. I had assumed it went all the way back to the DVD drive. Made the job a lot easier.

Only £4 and a bit of time :thumbsup:
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Post by si-forks » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:21 pm

Very happy it turned out to be such an easy fix

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Post by andysat » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:25 pm

Great job and write up!-are you putting it in the How to section?
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Post by si-forks » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:39 pm

andysat wrote:Great job and write up!-are you putting it in the How to section?
Will do if I can if not a mod can move it


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Post by pvr » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:02 pm

Very good, first time I have seen those pictures there as well.
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Post by Bing » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:06 pm

What a great job - always great to see a new, and simple, how-to :thumbsup:
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Post by GreyZed » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:33 pm

Did you try the OEM antenna again after unplugging it? Mine came back to life!
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Post by si-forks » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:38 pm

No I didn't already had the new one, it was only £ 3.99 so just used that but I still have the old one

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Post by Jaygee » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:33 pm

Great write up, and helped get me out of a jam with my sat nav. I got the new antenna from the same place.

Only problem I had is I couldn't see the connection once the interior light and the antenna unit was unscrewed. I took the left hand sun visor off and could then see the connection through the right hand sun visor fitting hole. pulled it out through there and then followed the rest of the how to.

Sat Nav worked again straight away. Nice cheap fix and only took 40 minutes. Top Notch.

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Post by si-forks » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:05 am

Nice tip about removing the sun visor
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Post by bluestreak56 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:08 pm

This thread saved me so much time and money. Thanks alot!!!
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Post by bluestreak56 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:18 pm

PS I forgot to mention, if anyone is looking for the replacement antenna, buy the one with the straight connector not the right hand one.

This is what I bought and works perfectly:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252049954734? ... EBIDX%3AIT

When you remove your old one you will find it has a clip that holds it in place that will not be able to go on your replacement antenna. However mine was magnetic and so did not require it anymore!
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Re: Sat nav antenna fix pic heavy

Post by si-forks » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:03 pm

:thumbsup: glad it helped
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Sat nav antenna fix pic heavy

Post by The Saint » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:03 pm

Awesome guide, thanks. I was dreading this job until i saw this thread. Hat off to you sir !!

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