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Old 11-07-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default Installing the antenna on the roof of my car this weekend, I have some questions.

I have a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder and I would like to install the antenna on the roof of my car this weekend. I have a couple of questions regarding the installation.

1. Should I place the antenna towards the front of the car or back or does it not make a difference? The front would be easier because it is alot closer to the radio but I may be able to hide the wiring better by going towards the back of the car.

2. Should I be using some typr of magnetic adhesive for the magnet or will the one I already have be ok?

I guess that is it for now but I am sure I will think of some more questions later.
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1) placement doesn't matter, as long as it is not obstructed (by wind faring, roof rack, etc.)
i put mine in the back (Buick Rendezvous) and ran the long wire to the front and had very little left over (no wrapping of excess wire)
if you do this, make sure you have enough room for error.

2) no adhesive is necessary, as long as the antenna contacts metal. you won't be able to knock it off easily

hope this helps!
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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Temporarily place the antenna where you want to mount it, jb. Run the cable through a window (do NOT close the window on the cable). Drive around and make sure you get no dropouts. When you're happy with the location, finish the installation.

In my experience, roof racks aren't a problem, usually.

Have fun.

Good luck!
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Maybe you should take a cue from this guy:
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