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GPS antenna

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tractng, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Nov 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    tractng

    tractng [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Where do you guys place the antenna? Looking some ideas how you route from the stereo unit.


    TIA,
    tntrac
     
  2. Nov 13, 2012 at 2:25 AM
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    As long as your antenna has a good view of the sky, anywhere is good.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    I put mine above the radio, underneath the dash. There is some plastic up there you can cram it on top of. I have installed GPS antennas in 4 vehicles inside of the dash and NEVER had an issue with signal. I have more issues with my XM antenna outside of the truck.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    tractng

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    Thanks man. On my 350z back in the day, I had it under the dash on the driver side.

    Did you use the some glue/adhesive to hold it down?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    I have always used the magnetic sticky pad that they come with. Stick that to the area, and throw the antenna on top of it.

    In my STi I had it stuck on top of the gauge cluster, nd it was great, but it is easier in the Tacoma to just throw it above the radio. Even less to take out!
     
  6. Nov 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    I did the same thing last night. Location was on top of the plastic more to the right above the stereo (it squeezed between the dashboard). Hopefully it won't move. On my 350z, I used liquid nail and it was a bitch to remove it at an angle.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    i do it on top of the dash by the windshield with the magnetic pad it comes with
     
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