Aerial position?

Random Caddy chat.
Not the place for sale or wanted topics.
DerekFKS85
Caddy2k Groupie
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:13 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 SDI (70bhp)

Aerial position?

Post by DerekFKS85 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:55 am

Can someone tell me where the aerial is on my 09 Caddy? I intend fitting a Bluetooth stereo and possibly DAB so I need to upgrade it.
Thank you.
Derek.
Derek.

User avatar
C Chis
Twin Turbo poster
Posts: 323
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Engine size/power: 1.9 TDI (104bhp)

Re: Aerial position?

Post by C Chis » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:59 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

On my 10 plate it’s built into the window, you should see a very thin heater type wire going across the top of the windscreen!

You’ll be best to fit a separate DAB aerial

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Doc
Not God, just a bellend
Posts: 13844
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:00 am
Engine size/power: 2.0TSI EA888 Gen3
Location: Monaghan, Ireland & Leicestershire, UK

Re: Aerial position?

Post by Doc » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:01 am

Hi Derek, welcome to the forum.
Your 09 Caddy has the radio antenna integrated into the windscreen. It's possible to see the lines starting top left, one going across the top about 500mm, once coming straight down about 250mm.
If you want to add another antenna it will need to be a stand alone type.
The DAB screen mount antennas are not bad if you are in a built up area. Maybe in the region of about 90% cover in the countryside.
Image
Image
2013 Caddy with EA888 Gen3 2.0TSI DSG, Superplus MSP19 , Caddy4 rear lights, Polo GTI (mk7 style) steering wheel, Relentless Tuning front coilovers, Audi A6 S-Line front seats, Boxster fronts & GTI rear Brakes, 3D Colour Premium dash cluster, Caddy life arm rest, Motexion bulkhead, MIB head unit


I have genuine VCDS Hex V2 & VagCAN Pro for any of your programming needs.

DerekFKS85
Caddy2k Groupie
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:13 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 SDI (70bhp)

Re: Aerial position?

Post by DerekFKS85 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:07 am

Thank you Doc. I'll fit the roof mounted one I fitted to my car, I get no dropout at all.

Thanks again.
Derek.

DerekFKS85
Caddy2k Groupie
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:13 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 SDI (70bhp)

Re: Aerial position?

Post by DerekFKS85 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:11 am

You wouldn't know what type of DAB aerial connection is on the back of the standard radio would you? There are two different types.
Derek.

User avatar
Doc
Not God, just a bellend
Posts: 13844
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:00 am
Engine size/power: 2.0TSI EA888 Gen3
Location: Monaghan, Ireland & Leicestershire, UK

Re: Aerial position?

Post by Doc » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:30 pm

It's the black Fakra, not sure if there are differences within that range.
Image
Image
2013 Caddy with EA888 Gen3 2.0TSI DSG, Superplus MSP19 , Caddy4 rear lights, Polo GTI (mk7 style) steering wheel, Relentless Tuning front coilovers, Audi A6 S-Line front seats, Boxster fronts & GTI rear Brakes, 3D Colour Premium dash cluster, Caddy life arm rest, Motexion bulkhead, MIB head unit


I have genuine VCDS Hex V2 & VagCAN Pro for any of your programming needs.

DerekFKS85
Caddy2k Groupie
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:13 am
Engine size/power: 2.0 SDI (70bhp)

Re: Aerial position?

Post by DerekFKS85 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:39 pm

Great, thanks very much indeed.
Derek.

Post Reply