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    fitted my cd70 nav into my car............it didnt come with the gps antenna.

    i bought this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEAFB:IT

    fitted it and still no gps signal.

    is this the wrong aerial?...........or a crap aerial?

    or do i need to change the aerial on the roof of my car too as its the standard aerial that was fitted to my car with the cd30

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    Exact same one as i have mate. Plugged in in the back and and had GPS signal within a couple of mins, and within a few seconds from there on in.

    Lots of GPS units actually download whats called the ephemeris.. basically a map of where the gps sats are in the sky. This can take upto 1/2 an hour or so.

    I would recommend driving to somewhere with a clear sky, leave it searching for about 1/2 hour and see what happens. Might/Might not work. Cant hurt to try unless anyone can come up with a more definitve solution mate.

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    Looks the right aerial rab don't no why your not getting a signal ?? I take it the disc I gave you is working ok .

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    Exact same one as i have mate. Plugged in in the back and and had GPS signal within a couple of mins, and within a few seconds from there on in.

    Lots of GPS units actually download whats called the ephemeris.. basically a map of where the gps sats are in the sky. This can take upto 1/2 an hour or so.

    I would recommend driving to somewhere with a clear sky, leave it searching for about 1/2 hour and see what happens. Might/Might not work. Cant hurt to try unless anyone can come up with a more definitve solution mate.
    Ive got the aerial inside the wee speaker housing on the top of the dash with grille back in place. Would i have to put this out somewhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david-bell View Post
    Looks the right aerial rab don't no why your not getting a signal ?? I take it the disc I gave you is working ok .
    I dunno david. The wee woman voice comes on when u press the button, but thats all.

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    Thats where i have mine located. When i first installed i put the gps antenna on the roof to get a fix first, then when it was all working, i then installed it in the center speaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    I dunno david. The wee woman voice comes on when u press the button, but thats all.
    Right so sounds like the disc is ok.Silly question but is your aerial plugged in to the white socket and not the blue one on the back of the head unit ? other than that not sure why your not getting a signal defo was working fine. unless the aerial is faulty maybe .

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    Either a duff gps antenna or coud be a loose connection at the back of the cd70..I had this on my last vec..Had to order another antenna and also had to realy press and hold the actuall fakra connection to the back of the cd70 and after a few minutes bingo..HTH

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    I always fit GPS patch aerials by Tera, listed for VW vehicles. - approx £15 all-in from e-bay

    As said above - if your CD70 has travelled a fair distance since it was last used, it will take upto about 1/2 hour to get a new fix on the satellite positioning.
    Every subsequent use will cause the CD70 to appear a little more accurate.

    In my Cav Mk3, I use a Tom Tom patch aerial with a fakra plug grafted on the rear.

    When I got my CD70, I found that the tiny copper pin inside the plug had been snapped... I had to insert some stranded copper wire in here to make up the connection.

    Finally the sat nav / gps aerial does indeed plug into the blue connector towards the corner of the rear panel of the head unit.

    The white connector is for the radio (RF) aerial.

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    gps is plugged into the blue plug and the standard roof aerial is plugged into the white.

    am maybe auld, but dementias no quite set in lol...............i'll stick the aerial on the roof at the weekend...........i assume the sat nav will need to be switched on while i do this???

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