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    hi

    i have purchased a shark fin aerial for my A3.
    however it wont plug into the standard aerial :ermm:

    does anyone no if you can buy a converter to connect the 2 aerials together ?

    thanks
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    that's not the one :(
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    hi

    that could be the one ?
    the model is a 2003 03 8L

    thanks
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    If it's an 8L then it will be ISO on the HU, not Fakra
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    ok cheers

    if i have time tomorrow i will get some pictures up of the 2 connections.

    it is strange how the shark fin is a universal fit but it dont fit audi :s
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    So is it an audi sharkfin from a later car or aftermarket?

    Pic from google would suffice.
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    Yes that's a DIN connector on the aerial and it'll be ISO on the HU as long as it's the stock HU so the first adapter is the right one.
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    ok cheers andy
    i dont want to put the standard aerial back on as these look way better.
    so hope it works :D

    looks like im going to have to run a live wire as well with this shark fin though :(
    its wierd how they work
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    Make sure its switched or it could flatten your battery, found out the hard way years ago when testing 1 of these on my S3, lol, oops, sure it was identical to that aswell.

    IIRC the antenna base in roof lining had a pcb integrated which I assume is an amp, should be for the £170 they cost in etka, cant recall fully as was years back now when I played with my S3 antenna, but was fed by a fakra type end on it, so unless you cut it & fit new connector, then you may have to run a new stretch front to back with a switched supply, bare in mind if its switched then using radio would need ignition on for antenna to give best reception.

    I would leave stock wiring there to swap back when selling car.
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    so my shark fin is a DIN ?

    i have taken a picture of the standard aerial in my a3

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    the one you suggested andy looks different :(
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    That looks like an ISO female (should really be male) that won't plug into anything, can you tilt it round and take a pic?
    You should have exactly the same connector on the HU, so you need an ISO male to ISO male (wierd), which I don't think exists
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    ok just cant find any thing that looks like this.
    ive looked and looked lol

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