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installing DAB windscreen aerial
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I have bought a DAB adaptor and I am installing it in my 2009 Berlingo.   The aerial can be stuck to the front windows with small adhesive pads - hopeless they come away very quickly.  The preferred method is  to thread it behind the cover panel at the side of the windscreen - I think this may be called an A panel.   I am a bit apprehensive about pulling away part of the rubber door seal in order to do this - any tips reassurance etc welcome.
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Hi Ronhud
If you pull the door seal away you can then prise the trim away, I have some trim removal tools to help with that, but a big flat screwdriver wrapped in tape or rag to protect the sufaces will do.
If you have a look in the gap where the door seal was you'll see clips holding the trim in place ( top and middle) lever the trim there and it sould come away.
re fitting put the trim back and tap back with your fist, to refit the door seal push back in place making sure its not under the trim then tap back in palce with the handle of a scredriver or rubber hammer.

Its easier to move the trim if it's and the aerial will stick on the windscreen better if the car is warm, you need to clean the glass realy well to remove any grease I use medi prep alcohol wipes but neat screen wash will do.
If yor trying to get the DAB aerail to the radio a bit the net curtain wire helps thread it through the dash ..

quicker to do that expelainSmile I do this lots for work and the Lingo is easy to do Good Luck

Jake
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(24-12-2019, 07:41 PM)Jakejjt Wrote:  Hi Ronhud
If you pull the door seal away you can then prise the trim away, I have some trim removal tools to help with that, but a big flat screwdriver wrapped in tape or rag to protect the sufaces will do.
If you have a look in the gap where the door seal was you'll see clips holding the trim in place ( top and middle) lever the trim there and it sould come away.
re fitting put the trim back and tap back with your fist, to refit the door seal push back in place making sure its not under the trim then tap back in palce with the handle of a scredriver or rubber hammer.

Its easier to move the trim if it's and the aerial will stick on the windscreen better if the car is warm, you need to clean the glass realy well to remove any grease I use medi prep alcohol wipes but neat screen wash will do.
If yor trying to get the DAB aerail to the radio a bit  the net curtain wire helps thread it through the dash ..

quicker to do that expelainSmile I do this lots for work and the Lingo is easy to do Good Luck

Jake
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(24-12-2019, 11:05 PM)ronhud Thanks Jake I feel more confident now about tackling the trim removal Wrote:  
(24-12-2019, 07:41 PM)Jakejjt Wrote:  Hi Ronhud
If you pull the door seal away you can then prise the trim away, I have some trim removal tools to help with that, but a big flat screwdriver wrapped in tape or rag to protect the sufaces will do.
If you have a look in the gap where the door seal was you'll see clips holding the trim in place ( top and middle) lever the trim there and it sould come away.
re fitting put the trim back and tap back with your fist, to refit the door seal push back in place making sure its not under the trim then tap back in palce with the handle of a scredriver or rubber hammer.

Its easier to move the trim if it's and the aerial will stick on the windscreen better if the car is warm, you need to clean the glass realy well to remove any grease I use medi prep alcohol wipes but neat screen wash will do.
If yor trying to get the DAB aerail to the radio a bit  the net curtain wire helps thread it through the dash ..

quicker to do that expelainSmile I do this lots for work and the Lingo is easy to do Good Luck

Jake
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#5
From experience I've found the internal screen mounted DAB aerials a bit rubbish.

Using a splitter amplifier on the existing aerial gives quite good results but by far the best results I have had have been from dedicated external mounted DAB aerials.

My current one on the Picasso is a dirty install with the cable routed front to back under the headlining and down being the A pillar trim and at the rear looped under the tailgate seal and then to a mag mount DAB aerial. The Toyota and the EV2 have better installs with the aerials mounted behind the rear bumper and the cable fed through vents behind the rear quarter bumpers. Reception is very good and only gets a little fuzzy in built up areas. I'm on my phone but I'll try and find a photo to give you an idea.

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EDIT - So this is a Bimmer - but I have a similar set up on the Toyota 
[Image: BMW%20E93%203%20series%20DAB%20retrofit%2011.jpg]

The EV2 on the other hand has a small piece of ally drilled & bent and then bolted to the rear panel with the aerial vertical up in the corner of the bumper where there is most room - 
[Image: works-010-jpg.64220]

looking at the B9 rear end the same principle can be applied here. It goes without saying give everything a liberal covering of Dynax S90 whilst the bumper is off.

[Image: Citroen_Berlingo_flexiwav_tail.jpg?itok=A-05Bgaa]
(sorry - only photo of a B9 with the rear bumper off I could find).
Citroen C8 - Picasso - Toyota Yaris - Honda Nighthawk - Super Blackbird - Grom
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