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?
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.
*Gaffer tape - The Force, light and dark sides - holds the universe together*
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
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')?
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.
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
So I guess it's time to try swapping the amps... Assuming I can ever
find it! Grrrr!
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
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
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