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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2016, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Where's the radio aerial ?

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I've got poor reception on some of the radio stations, I get the main BBC ones, but local radios not so good ... I wondered, where is the aerial so I can check it's connections ... car's 2006 Cooper S convertible !

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I found when I got my MCS that radio reception was bad. I bought a new aerial which screws in to the base. But what I found was that there is a screw thread that goes in to the base and the aerial was very rusty. I cleaned that and this improved the reception.

Ultimately I put the new aerial on with the new threaded bit it came with and all was good.

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Hi Minialf ... so where is the aerial ... as I can't see one on the car ... unless it's build in the rear or front windscreen ... which if you are saying that they have a screwed one into the metal of the car ... then that may explain my issue ! It hasn't got one ;o)
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Hi Minialf,

Thanks for your response ... I will have to have another look, but my issue is I can't find it at all ... eg I thought maybe it's built in the windscreen or rear screen ... as I can see one on the body at all ... hence my question ... can you specifically tell me where yours is on your model please ?

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I found when I got my MCS that radio reception was bad. I bought a new aerial which screws in to the base. But what I found was that there is a screw thread that goes in to the base and the aerial was very rusty. I cleaned that and this improved the reception.

Ultimately I put the new aerial on with the new threaded bit it came with and all was good.

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Hi Minialf, thanks for replying ... my issue is I can't find one at all ... eg I thought maybe it was built in the windscreen or rear one ... not that I can see that it is and normally you can see that, but I don't appear to have one on the bodywork etc ... this could be my problem of course ! ;o) ... so could you tell me where you aerial physically is please mate ?

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Mine is on the glass roof strip above the windscreen.

Sounds odd as you can't miss it!

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The aerial is in the heated rear window

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Thanks for your help ... it appears that the reason I couldn't find it ... is because the stub is there, but someone's nicked the stem ! ;o) ... so I'll need to buy a replacement ... I looked today in the daylight ... and realised it was missing something ! Ta all for your help.
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No problem. There loads of aerials available on eBay. Many sizes too from a stubby to 40cm. Usual size is 28cm. No more than 5.

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