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Old 07-11-2007   #1
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Radio reception

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I am led to believe that the radio aerial on my 03 Eleganza is built into the rear passenger window, is this the case and if so has anybody installed a "proper" aerial to improve the terrible reception? Thanks in advance,
Tony
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Re: Radio reception

Hi Tony

Don't know if Elaganza is the same technology, but I used to have a Rover 800 which used the rear window defrosting element as the radio aerial and I had no problems. Is your heated rear window working? Regardless,try disconnecting the 2? connections and spray with contact cleaner. If still no joy, pull out the radio and check aerial connection is positively attached and try contact cleaner again.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Radio reception

It is at the rear SIDE window ("quarter window")
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Re: Radio reception

Well I can confirm that the shipped side window ariel is hopeless. Always suffered from prro reception. Have looked at adding an aeriel booster but never got round to it.
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Re: Radio reception

Hi all,
Thanks for the info, Yes I am talking about the rear most passenger window with a connector at the top not the heated rear screen. If somebody confirms my suspicions that this is the radio aerial I am going to fit a PROPER roof aerial and see how it works, reception on the unit is very poor and I think the speaker system is pretty rubbish also, not up to the standard of my 1998 Ulysse TDEL. I will report what happens and if there is any improvement. Off now to get new brake shoes and I suspect new brake cylinders for the '98, fluid everywhere on passenger side, only major problem since clutch 20K ago, not bad at 160K.
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