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I just placed my antenna inside dashboard and just to let you know this is not the best place to install.

For correct positioning you will need to be able receive about 3-4 satellites. With antenna on dashboard I receive about 5-8 but when I place it inside I receive 1-3. This will show your vehicle outside of the digitized road (most of the time) :?
 

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I also have a B6 A4. I've placed my antenna in the dashboard and the least I got was 3 when it was inside my shop. Outdoors, I normally get 5-7.
 

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where exactly did you place your antenna? In the center or all the way behind instrument cluster?
 

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Didn't some people get excellent sat reception by placing the antenna in the "cubbyhole" to the left behind the dash gauge cluster?
 

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That's also what I read, but I saw another little cubby on the right. I figured it might be better as it is farther from the metal in the A-pillar.
 

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i've got mine right in the middle of the speaker grille that is on the dash...

i had inside at first and reception was awfull, i think like 1 or 2... once we took it out it jumped to 8-9, which is what i'm constantly getting now...

 

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I had my Pioneer nav antenna in the same spot and never had problems with it. I think I will install it in the same spot ;)
 

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Just back from installation / uninstallation )

I removed my Pioneer Navigation and moved Nav+ antenna to the same spot. Now reception is great - 8 satellites all the time ;)
I believe there is only 8-9 max. accessible in midwest area anyway
 

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Which spot Proxus? On top of the speaker grill or in the "cubbyhole"?

Is it easy to "hide" the wires of the antenna to keep it discrete? Or you just run it up the dash?
 

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I put my GPS antenna above the glovebox - sees 8 satellites.
 

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Haw1144 said:
Which spot Proxus? On top of the speaker grill or in the "cubbyhole"?

Is it easy to "hide" the wires of the antenna to keep it discrete? Or you just run it up the dash?
I have a little black metal plate installed in the center / naxt to the windshield.
Since antenna is magnetic it sits very tight. Cables are goind around dash then inside to nav unit. Looks pretty clean.
 

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I have a little black metal plate installed in the center / naxt to the windshield.
Since antenna is magnetic it sits very tight. Cables are goind around dash then inside to nav unit. Looks pretty clean.
ah so you routed the cable around the dash into the nav. i take it you bought a long GPS antenna cable then vs. a short one? I'm still debating if I should get the 1.5m or the 5m antenna. Any B6 owners actually put the antenna behind the gauge cluster w/success?
 

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I put my GPS inside my dash cluster area (see pix below) for my Nav+ installation (15 months ago; 2001 A6) and it works great (average 5-7 satellites).

I know of a few others that have done it in the B6 A4/S4 and have been successful.

For those with bad reception, I think it depends on the antenna type/brand etc.

For most...this might be a trial-and-error process. You might want to try the antenna on the front dash...or in the rear deck, just to see how many satellites you are getting. Then attempt to put it in the dash.

Just a thought.
 

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I put the gps antenna in the trunk lid - never lost a signal (on my B5 S4).

I have a B6 S4 and am considering getting the RNS-E DVD nav. Has anyone tried connecting to the sharkfin for the gps antenna? Does anyone know how to access it? maybe via the rear overhead light fixture? Then just run an extension wire to the dash. Clean install and theoretically the best reception? Should be cheaper also.

Thanks,
Paul
 
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