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Dab and fin aerial

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by adcooper, Nov 30, 2013.

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    adcooper Audi A6 C6 Avant 3.0tdi Le Mans S-Line

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    [Nov 30, 2013]
    Hi all

    I have just fitted an autodab module to my RNS-E however the reception is not great so I'm thinking of changing the original shark fin to a combi one.

    Has anyone replaced, or had any dealings with the original shark fin aerial not sure how it attaches and which type of connectors I will need to replace?

    Also what's it like to get at?

    Many Thanks Adam
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    Can anyone offer any advice, Of what the fin aerial is like to get at and the wiring for it?
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    Have look on the aerials page of DABonwheels. They have lots of information on different types of aerials and how effective they are. I've used this company a lot and their information and advice is pretty good.

    Click here.
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    Cheers for the reply! I have been looking on that site but I'm more after advice on what the wiring is like for the original fin and what it's like to get too etc as I still want the gps and gsm to work
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    Ah, sorry, I only read the second post; should have read the first properly.
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    Original fin supports 3 features, not every fin has these wired in or available.

    Remote aux heating
    GPS for nav
    Phone antenna

    Its bolted on with a fat nut, the roof has a square cutout to align the shark when fitted as base has a square casting as such, I guess you could remove & fit dab type aftermarket as gps can still work by using the interior type antenna, phone isn't as important just use BT & hardly anyone has remote aux heating anyway.
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