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Old 12-21-2012, 04:09 AM   #16
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E46 cabrio 2003

Originally Posted by sna77 View Post
Yes, that is what I'm saying....

I spoke with a member who has done this, and he sent me a few photos, so I'll post them here for everyone.

I am going to remove the rear C-pillar, to determine which frequency I have, then replace the old antenna with the new one. The new antenna uses a single cable instead of both, so the currently unplugged second cable will just go unused...

BTW, I think that the cell phone antenna goes through here as well--when I ran a direct cable from the antenna to the center console, I got no reception.. when I used the existing coax cable, the signal went up... It must go through here...

Old antenna vs. new one:

Removing the C-pillar:

Dear Fanatics,
does anyone know where can I find amplifier in cabrio 2003. and which connectors need to be cleaned to have better FM reception.

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