Where's the aeriel ?

Where's the aeriel on a 1994 BMW 320i Coupe.
One autoglass guy told me its in the front window. So I always assumed that without question. Now another Auoglass guy tells me its in the rear window.
(This is after getting my Windscreen changed, and noticing a serious drop in quality - but it was probably just atmospheric conditions at the time)
Also, I find the reception is a bit rubbish. Is this more likely to do with the connection to the headset or is the aeriel not very good anyway?
Lordy
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That would be aerial?

It's in the rear window on my E39.

The E39 system is quite clever - it has two aerials in the rear screen and a diversity system picks the best signal or indeed combines them. Its the way pro radio mics work. But only at VHF in a car, since they are too close together to work at lower frequencies properly.
Reception faults are usually confined to the aerial amplifier/diversity unit and connections rather than the head itself or the aerials.
If you're in a reasonable reception area which works ok with other cars it should be fine. IMHO, it's not the best for extreme fringe reception.
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On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 15:20:04 +0100, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Thanks. That is one word that seems to trip me up. That and 'seperate'[sic] (Must be my internal Sarf London accent that throws me off]
Lordy
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Well since the purpose of language is to communicate, you did.
What's more you got your answer - well done - irrespective of the spelin.
I've been flying for 30 yeers plus an' most playns r kovrd wiv aerials (sic), butt eye spel them rong two from thyme two time.
:-) had to be done (or is that 'dun')?
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Chances it's in the rear widow. AFAIK the aerial has an amp. On my E34 it's behind the rear quarter panel. Just a guess on my part, but maybe your amp has a fault. The reception in my car is very good IMO. Mike.
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waffled on about something:

It is in the rear screen... My '94 E36 had fantastic reception. Unfortunately my '96 E36 doesn't. Even when I moved the head unit over.
So I guess it's time to try swapping the amps... Assuming I can ever find it! Grrrr!
Dodgy.
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As he says.. it's a part of the rear screen... the reason you might be getting bad reception though, is that there is a booster for it, if this goes then the reception is poor.. you might need to locate and check it's not failed.
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waffled on about something:

I think that's what I just said isn't it?
Amp = Amplifier aka booster :o)
I have located it though... If you're kneeling on the back seat, facing out the rear window, it's behind the C pillar trim covering on your right. So that's UK/Japan passenger side, rest of world, drivers side.
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It's built into the rear glass.

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