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Mounting the Sat/Nav antennas

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by kvnhlstd, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    kvnhlstd

    kvnhlstd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Quick question here guys... I am looking to install my F90bt this weekend and I have been looking at the antenna placements. I am thinking about mounting each one to the front roof corners next to the windshield, has anyone done it this way??? Can I get the wire through the windshield seal??? Answers and suggestions are alway welcome advice... Thanks
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i ran mine to the oh shit handles on the a-pillars. i centered it behind it and i get good reception
     
  3. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    Mine's on top of the dash on the drivers side, in the corner by the A pillar. Signal is great.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    kvnhlstd

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    Thanks... after reading the responses I am starting to lean towards a dash mount in the corner. No problems with the defroster blowing hot air on the antenna??
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I don't think it blows on it where I mounted mine, but not sure. Never thought about it...
     
  6. Feb 8, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Behind the A-pillar (just behind the handle) is the way to go. The plastic doesnt affect the signal, and hidden = better for security and aesthetics.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    TheMadpants

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    I have been looking at this HU to upgrade from the stock HU.

    How about a full review with some pics once it is installed? :D
     
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