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rubbish radio reception here is why !

Discussion in 'Altea - includes XL and Freetrack' started by mac music, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. mac music

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    i have a feeling i am not the only one who suffers this so i felt a thread just about it would be good
    rather that it being spread around over other ones

    so here is the problem , rubbish radio ?

    cause water in the base of the antenna causes this

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    total corrosion !

    & even down to the connector in the head lining

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    solution is a new antenna i got this one http://www.celsusice.co.uk/shopdisp_5799.php

    its is power amplified unlike a lot of the ones on ebay

    ease down the head lining
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    two push clips and its down

    a 19 mm spanner to get the old one out
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    & in with the new
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    bout 20 mins start to Finnish
     
  2. Viking

    Viking Insurance co's are crap.

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    Or you could go to Seat and buy a new one for about half that price. ;)
     
  3. mac music

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    true enough but will that be a watertight as the original ?:cartman:
     
  4. Viking

    Viking Insurance co's are crap.

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    Better, because it's a different design now. Not quite the little whale fin lookalike you bought mind you, but very adequate.
     
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  5. mac music

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    well thats good to know that it has been updated , i have wanted a fin one for a while thou so it was an incentive to sort it

    MM
     
  6. GazGT

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    How does the new amplified Ariel differ? and when did it change? I've got an '07 and the radio reception is pretty poor, and I imagine this is why.
     
  7. mac music

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    good question , hopefully its water proof !
     
  8. Viking

    Viking Insurance co's are crap.

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    It's a different design and you need to buy the antenna as well as the base. I think it's the same one used on the Ibiza now. I'll check and report back later.

    Edit: On my car the base was dropped in 2009 and the replacement is also for the 2006 - 2010 Ibiza (amongst others). However, the base was only fitted on cars up to 2007 and then changed to the new style
     
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  9. morepower

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    Had the same type of problem... Swapped my arial for the one you have.... but no better... I think there is a problem with a small unit in the rear panel as my rear washer stopped working and the join in the rear of the car became disconnected and sprayed water through out the inner wing area... Not sure what the little box is but I think it is that on mine...... Anyone had a similar problem?
     
  10. vroomtshh

    vroomtshh Full Member

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    I've got an Exeo aerial on mine and its the little fin type, but was less than £40
     
  11. morepower

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    Replaced the aerial for a fin type one but no change... I did have a little problem with the rear washer pipe becoming disconnected inside the rear panel. There is a small electrical connection in there that could be for the aerial but I am not 100% sure. Anyone know? I think it is possibly this and a combination of the washer spraying water throughout the back panel that is the problem. The radio will pick up a signal if it is really strong so the radio has not blown.... It is just crap...
     
  12. Gamma_ed

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    Keep in mind that the seat car radio needs a different type of antenne signal, so seat has different antennes then the ones you can buy for an aftermarket car radio.

    This means if you have a seat car radion, stick with the seat antennes. If you put in another aftermarket radio, it would be better to also put in a aftermarket antenne, cause reception will be much better.
     
  13. Dai_O

    Dai_O Active Member

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    Hi Guys

    I have put in an aftermarket radio and my radio is pants, I have even replaced the base with a new one from Dave at Sere, still pants,

    Reading the above it looks like its needs to be a non seat aerial, never heard of this before, anybody shed any light

    Cheers

    Dai O
     
  14. Toxic

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    Most aftermarket head units would require a signal booster. Seat HUs have the booster built in.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    the Seat HU send a voltage down the aerial wire to power the amplifier in the aerial base. Most aftermarket head units don't. You have to have a separate 12v supply to base :(
     
  16. Dai_O

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    I guess you can maybe get 12V from the rear interior light cluster, that isn't too far away is it??
     
  17. mac music

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    you should find your after market headunit has a blue or blue white wire that is for this purpose , hook the inline adapter up to the back of the HU & then connect the wire to the blue wire on the adapter and all should be fine

    MM
     
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    Just done on mine - great fix! And only 13.22 + VAT from Seat main dealer...
     
  19. abs123

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    what's the part number? I need to ring seat and don't want something they recommend and isn't right for the car.
     
  20. Diyhell

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    The 'Deposit Part Number' on the invoice is 1P0035501A which is described as a 'BASE'.
     

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