where is the radio aerial on a ci carioca 694

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  1. ukbill

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    i have tried to trace the ariel for the cab radio and got as far as the cooker after tracing it from the dash to behind the water pump then the waster tank then it goes behind the sink and the cooker and i gave up does anyone know where this ariel goes to i have nothing poking out of the roof or anywhere i can see so now im at a ;loss the radio in the van is extremely limited to its reception in so much as i can only get any stations when near or in a town the radio is a pioneer so should be good and is around 6mths old any ideas before i try to install another Ariel please
     
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    Don't know about your model but believe it or not the airial in most of the fiat based vans is in the PASSANGER MIRROR!!!, crazy and rubbish
     
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    thx but mine cant be there unless the bloody cable goes all the way around the van i reckon i will be better to stick another ariel on the van
     
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    Stranger things have happened in these vans, can't reverse them drain all over the engine, why do we put up with them(n)
     
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    what else would we have to moan about :)
    car shop tomorrow for a Ariel i reckon :D
     
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    Could be in the mirror but bear in mind, the base vehicle is primarily commercial and it was possibly on the cab roof.
    Obviously it can't be there AND the overlap bodywork so converters simply remove the aerial from the roof and don't bother replacing it.
     
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    I'd guess that the wires you're tracing to the back could be for speakers or the tv point (even if you haven't got any). Standard place for the Sevel X250 is the nearside mirror. But if it ain't there then you won't be the first to fit an extra aerial.
     
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    its defo the ariel cable not speaker or anything else i have traced it all the way like i said i stopped at the cooker absolute madness just to run it that far :)
     
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    I have found with mine if I get a piece of coax and poke it in the airial hole in the back of the radio and just chuck the other end on the floor of the van reception is 10 times better, just give up on it now and just use it for cds
     
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    I've got an ariel if you want one for the mirror and we are only up the road, was going to sling it but thought it might come in handy.
     
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    thx but i reckon i will get 1 attached to the side i am then feed the cable through the cavity :)
     
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    Ours seems to be a black box glued to the inside of the windscreen top left n/s and it's crap.
     
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    If it's a coach build why bother with an outside aerial, a length of wire running around the inside of the roof will work unless there is a metalic insulation in the body. If there is try connecting to that.
     
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    ok i will try that
     
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    i found the original ariel after pappajohn said about a roof 1 i decided to check and there was the fitting for a roof ariel but of course the ariel itself had been removed the cable was just tucked down the back of the console i have now attached the ariel with some wire to the metal part of the roof and its a much better signal where the other 1 goes i really dont know and im not taking most of the van apart to find the thing i will buy a small roof ariel and refit it where the original is why they took this 1 away is beyond me it must have been 1 hell of a job to run the new 1
     
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    Hi i found two ariel connections behind the radio tried both neither work (Fiat Ducato) I looked at fitting one
    in the wing but gave up,ended up fitting a flexi rubber ariel laying at the bottom of the window inside
    you would not know its there, wire comes out just under clipboard ,it works better but not spot on with all channels.(smooth/radio 2 ok)
     
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    The radio on the Boxer is useless too but at least there is an external aerial on the near side pillar. I need to investigate whether it actually connects to the radio.
     
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