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    Fitting an internal car aerial

    I did this modification in my 1.3. You run a flexable arial up the side of the car in the diagonal strut between the door glass and the windscreen and you use the screw for the sunvisor to hold it in place.

    The signal you get is really good and you don't have to worry about an aerial outside the car getting bent or broken or whatever.

    However I had to do it by using an FM aerial I think from the Sony Centre and welding a socket onto it with only partial sucess.

    Can you buy flexable aerials from somewhere?
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    Halfords, i fitted one to the manta, and it's a big bag'o'shite.
    Originally Posted by Brian_S: Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    what about the aerial though?
    Do you want to install and run "Adobe Flash Player 9"?
    No, now f*** ***.

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    Apparently (so I have heard) you can get some new fangled ariels called "Electric ariels".

    They extend up when you want to use them and down when you don't.

    Some are so brillant that they work automatically when you turn the radio on and off.

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    Originally posted by Andy K
    Apparently (so I have heard) you can get some new fangled ariels called "Electric ariels".

    They extend up when you want to use them and down when you don't.

    Some are so brillant that they work automatically when you turn the radio on and off.
    lmao lmao
    Andy are they not to advanced for an old mk2?

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    Originally posted by Andy K
    Apparently (so I have heard) you can get some new fangled ariels called "Electric ariels".

    They extend up when you want to use them and down when you don't.

    Some are so brillant that they work automatically when you turn the radio on and off.
    But what if you've just filled in the hole for the aerial (not that I have......... yet )

    I was thinking of fitting one of them inside aerials that can be fitted to the windscreen above the r/view mirror.... apparently not quite as good as the full-on leccy external aerial but supposed to get pretty good results.

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    All external aerials look mank. Even Bee stings.
    Do you want to install and run "Adobe Flash Player 9"?
    No, now f*** ***.

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    Originally posted by Andy K
    Apparently (so I have heard) you can get some new fangled ariels called "Electric ariels".

    They extend up when you want to use them and down when you don't.

    Some are so brillant that they work automatically when you turn the radio on and off.
    The later Mk2 GTE's had them as standard but they break and wear out and I'm not paying 60 for a new one (and thats not even from Vauxhall)

    Originally posted by tomstickland
    All external aerials look mank. Even Bee stings.
    Exactly.

    I'll check out Halfords tomorrow
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    Originally posted by tomstickland
    All external aerials look mank. Even Bee stings.
    I like bee-stings on some cars but I loathe wing-mounted aerials... soon as I can afford the sparying, mine's coming off and an internal one fitted (professionally...lol)

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    Nah you want a CB enthusiast rubber duck 10m rig attached to the centre of the roof and a large curly wire going in through a window. And a "caravanners like to pull" sticker on the rear windscreen.
    Do you want to install and run "Adobe Flash Player 9"?
    No, now f*** ***.

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    Originally posted by Evil
    I was thinking of fitting one of them inside aerials that can be fitted to the windscreen above the r/view mirror.... apparently not quite as good as the full-on leccy external aerial but supposed to get pretty good results.
    I had one of these on my nova and it was
    a big bag'o'shite.
    However this may vary between brands?

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    Originally posted by super__dan
    However this may vary between brands?

    Dan
    Seen one recently that runs off a 12V supply... could be better... got a while yet, anyway

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    Fitted the TV aerial from my house to the roof of my car, to enable tv watching in the car. Looks so cool.
    Wow, its worls fine, but everytime i turn left or right the signal vanishes. Any clues whats going on ?

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    Originally posted by astramod
    Fitted the TV aerial from my house to the roof of my car, to enable tv watching in the car. Looks so cool.
    Wow, its worls fine, but everytime i turn left or right the signal vanishes. Any clues whats going on ?
    Dunno about the cause, but the cure is.....



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    lmao lmao

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    y dont these inside aerials work????
    surley an aerial is a piece of wire?
    wen i take my bee sting off the radio reception is the same,
    so the wire conectin it to the head unit must b
    enuff of an aerial?????
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    ack you werid brit's.. It's called an antenna for christs sake, lol.
    Aerial is something int he sky. You're antenna is on the car.

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    naaa, ther the things on insects or the big poles on hills to trasmit radio waves
    Holy crap, where did all that rust come from.....

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    1) ALL INTERNAL AERIALS ARE CACK inc THE 12 Volt ones THEY JUST AMPLIFY A BAD SIGNAL

    2) Vaux BEE Stings have an amp in them which works cos its for an external aerial



    ps If you wired in an after market stereo makesure you wire up the electric aerial wire or your FM reception wont be to clever cos on the bee sting this is what powers the amp for it
    Phase 4 nearly done Phase 5 here I come :)

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    ps If you wired in an after market stereo makesure you wire up the electric aerial wire or your FM reception wont be to clever cos on the bee sting this is what powers the amp for it
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    what???

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    Originally posted by Protonus
    ack you werid brit's.. It's called an antenna for christs sake, lol.
    Aerial is something int he sky. You're antenna is on the car.

    -Confused american

    hey, we invented the language!
    Originally Posted by Brian_S: Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    Originally posted by selblock
    what???
    Okey doke I will say it again

    If you bought a non vauxhall car radio and put it in your modern vauxhall with a beesting aerial (inc all calibra's as far as I know) or rearwindow aerial (vectra 4dr) Then you must connect up the wire coming from the back of your new car radio that is labelled Electric aerial (probably blue in colour) to the appropriate wire on the loom because these days instead of being used to power an aerial up and down it is used to amplify the incoming signal and make your radio reception better
    Phase 4 nearly done Phase 5 here I come :)

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    Originally posted by Animal
    hey, we invented the language!
    And Amerika butchered it lmao

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