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    Aerial gromit on S3 perished - Change the aerial for something more up to date??

    Hi guys,

    Had a search around, not managed to find what i'm looking for.

    The wee gromit at the base of my car aerial is a bit grotty, needs changing.

    From a look around here Audi have stopped selling the gromit individually so you have to buy a full replacement aerial, is that right??

    Wondering if anybody has used a VW part, maybe from a MK4 golf?


    Also wondering if I could change the aerial for a smaller stubby aerial or a shark fin type unit? Anybody done this?

    Is it a universal connector on the base of the original aerial?

    Any help appreciated :thumbs:

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    Newer antenna systems arent in roof antennas anymore, oem sharkfins are purely for gps, phone or remote electric heating, my opinion, replace like for like as I found out from my 99 S3 the antenna base has a pcb on bottom fed by a coaxial connector that I couldnt adapt to an alternative aftermarket type.

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    Ahh, booo

    Thanks for the info mate, i'll stick with the standard aerial then, just a case of finding the aerial rubber, dont fancy buying a whole new aerial just for that wee gromit!

    Cheers Chris

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    Here you go:

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    Anyone on here done a shark fin conversion?

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    Thanks mate

    There was one lad with a sharkfin, cant remember his name, he posted in the RNS-E thread.

    Turquoise blue S3, black vinyl roof....

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    Well it couldnt of been an oem sharkfin as they dont support radio in any shape or form & if he fitted oem, then it was purely aesthetical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Well it couldnt of been an oem sharkfin as they dont support radio in any shape or form & if he fitted oem, then it was purely aesthetical.
    I don't think it was any use as an aerial mate, I remember there being talk of cutting and splicing cables for power and stuff, not sure how the reception was after.

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    Well it is connected via a coaxial possibly fakra or the like connector, I dont recall any power wires to mine tbh.

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    vag shark fin bolts straight on but as mine had duel radio and sat nav connectors it didn't match the radio only type connector so i used the one off the old base reception not the best but it weren't great in the valleys with the other one


    Rob


    this is a copy with the right connector to fit your radio only

    VW PASSAT BORA POLO GOLF LUPO GTI SHARK FIN ANTENNA (VW FIN) | eBay

    mine was a real Vag one but looks the same as

    loads more on ebay
    vw shark fin | eBay

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    Ordered a wee gromit, think i'll stick with the original, want to maintain a decent reception

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    Mine just arrived (shark fin) so I'll have a bash at fitting it later tonight... I'll report back in my thread.
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