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DAB+ aerial for Doblo 263


Am in the process of upgrading the stereo in my Doblo Cargo Maxi type 263 with a modern aftermarket head-unit with carplay, DAB+ and that kind of niceties.

First hurdle: the aerial.
The factory built-in aerial shows corrosion on the thread with which the whip goes on the base and the thread is slightly damaged. Could have been caused in or by a car-wash street, I do not know.
Fit a fresh roof aerial, DAB+ certified, seems a good idea by me.
That means some 'work' on and with the cabin roof-trim, the overhead stowage/parcel shelf above the innerside of the windscreen, the plastic over the window pillar, it all has to come off, and back on again.
Sounds simple, but I have no clue how to do this and I dislike using force and the risc of breaking things.
Anyone in this forum been there yet? If yes, would you please share your experiences?

The stereo will most likely be a Pioneer SPH-DA230. The Pioneer installation manual says it needs an ignition switch with an ACC-position. A Doblo does not have that.
To me, this is somewhat confusing.
As far as I understand things, a modern head-unit, like the forementioned Pioneer, 'need' a constand, always present 12V and a ignition-synchronous aka 'switched' 12V. The radio-cable loom in my Doblo carries both via an ISO-connector set.
As I understand it, the constant 12V and switched 12V matter, is solved.
However, I wonder why Pioneer would prescribe such an ACC-position as mandatory? Or, what am I overlooking or ignorant?

With kind regards,

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Re: DAB+ aerial for Doblo 263

Not familiar with the Doblo specifically, but get yourself a set of trim removal tools off ebay, amazon, etc. Will allow you to get trim pieces off without breaking them or their retaining clips or damaging the paintwork underneath.
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