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DAB radio wiring/antenna location

prits_88 Jun 4, 2018

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    prits_88 New Member

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    Recently installed blacvkue dr900s 2ch dashcam and have noticed it has affected the DAB radio quite a lot. Have frequent dropouts and interferences.

    This seems a known problem within the dashcam world, but i have been advised by blackvue if i route the cabling away from the DAB wiring/loom/antenna it will reduce the effect it has.
    Problem i have is that i don't know where the wiring is.
    Can anyone help?

    thank you
     
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  3. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    DAB antenna are the top two copper strips on the tailgate glass disguised as heater elements.

    I found a decent routing away from DAB antenna and posted on the S3 forum I’ll try and find the link


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    Ah, are you Saloon or Sportback ?


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    sportback
     
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    Was a while back but think from memory antennas were both sides so MMI would take the signal from the side with the strongest reception.


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    ah i see, i will dismantle and have a gander. which feritte cores did you use? the blackvue ones? did you just put 2 at the end of the rear camera input cable?
     
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    you are correct, the antennas are on both sides.
     

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    Think I picked them up from Amazon for a 3mm or 5mm cable diameter (can’t remember) and put them close to the camera as possible (you can just see in the photo I linked to) but I also put them either side of the rubber grommet.
     

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