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Offline garrym79

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DAB antenna installation
« on: 09 April 2022, 05:57 »
Ordered a new DAB antenna for Alpine DEH-7800DAB radio. Any advice on where to place it, seems front window passenger side is recommended.

https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/pioneer-an-dab1-glass-mount-dab-digital-car-radio-aerial-antenna.html

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #1 on: 12 April 2022, 15:15 »
What kind of car do you have. I used a Polo dab aerial to fit to my mk5 golf. Couldn't get any luck with the stick on type

i had it on the front and a couple of different type and couldn't get it too work correctly. It depends on your location, im in Scotland , but possibly get away with it in London for example
« Last Edit: 12 April 2022, 15:18 by theminty1 »

Offline joe6

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #2 on: 13 April 2022, 15:42 »
If you have a mk5 or 6 it might be worth considering an oem dab/fm amplifier to replace the fm one. Need to run an extra cable from it to the dab connector on the radio though.
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Offline Nino

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #3 on: 31 December 2023, 19:41 »
I just ordered this to replace my OEM antenna and use the OEM wiring.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LXDBLI9?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
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Mk3 1.8 GL - Silver - 5 door
Mk4 1.8t - Silver - 3 door
Mk4 R32 - Black - 5 door
Mk5 GTi - Black - 5 door
Mk4 R32 - Deep Pearl Blue - 3 door
MK6 2.0 TDI - Graphite Blue - 5 door
MK7 GTD - Solid Black - 5 door
MK6 GTi Edition 35 - Candy White - 3 door

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #4 on: 02 January 2024, 14:52 »
Ah interesting. I saw these when dealing with the heated rear window not working(broken wires where the cables come thro' from the main body of the car). Not a nice job to do.
Do feedback how you get on.

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #5 on: 07 January 2024, 19:24 »
Ah interesting. I saw these when dealing with the heated rear window not working(broken wires where the cables come thro' from the main body of the car). Not a nice job to do.
Do feedback how you get on.

Just to give you some feedback as requested, The hardest part was in general, removing the boot trim.
Once that was removed, the switch over of the unit was straight forward.

Once I followed the instructions and installed everything at the Radio end, it used all the exisiting OEM wiring, everything worked as it should.

Very happy with the kit.
« Last Edit: 07 January 2024, 19:27 by Nino »
VW Car history
Mk3 1.8 GL - Silver - 5 door
Mk4 1.8t - Silver - 3 door
Mk4 R32 - Black - 5 door
Mk5 GTi - Black - 5 door
Mk4 R32 - Deep Pearl Blue - 3 door
MK6 2.0 TDI - Graphite Blue - 5 door
MK7 GTD - Solid Black - 5 door
MK6 GTi Edition 35 - Candy White - 3 door

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Re: DAB antenna installation
« Reply #6 on: 22 January 2024, 07:11 »
Excellent well done :)