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Old 10th August 2019, 13:35   #1
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Default Fitting an electric aerial

Has anyone fitted an electric aerial to their Rover 75 saloon? I have tried various permutations to get a decent signal from the heated window element on my 53 plate car with no result. This includes buying a new amplifier, trying a stick on aerial, trying a different radio and various other things. There is power to the amp.

I had a Rover 600 with an electric aerial mounted on the rear wing and that got good reception and I never had any problems with the aerial itself. In desperation I am seriously considering an electric aerial but am a little concerned that there might not be enough width on the rear wing and that the angle of the wing might be too steep. Has anyone taken this step?

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Old 10th August 2019, 15:47   #2
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I haven't, however I did find this for you - there's a selection of top trim pieces included so you should find one that's suitable.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replaceme...gAAOSwMkJdMSnN
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Old 10th August 2019, 16:03   #3
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Thank you Gaz, there is certainly a good selection there. I think I will go for it.

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Have you considered a sharks fin aerial
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Yes but I don't really want to disturb the headlining and I have always had excellent results form a traditional aerial. Some might say they are old fashioned but I quite like them
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I had an amplified dab/fm sharkfin aerial fitted late last year.Reception is perfect on both,can't speak highly enough of it.As a bonus I think it modernises the appearance of the car.


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Very smart car and aerial. I think I will go for the electric one, however, as it will be an easier diy fit.
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Although I didn't fit the sharkfin myself,I did assist in a VERY small way.We drilled the roof through where the rear courtesy light is positioned.This meant that there was minimal disturbance of the roof lining.It's quite daunting seeing the sky through the courtesy light,but all went well.Good luck with your electric aerial,hope it solves the issue
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Thank you. It's odd, I have had radios in cars for 40 odd years and this is the first one which has given so much trouble.
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