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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2008, 07:50:52 pm »
Also cars with the dual fin/sting aerial also have the rear window diversity aerial too.

I am aware that all rear screens for all Mk5 Golfs have the antenna embedded in the heated rear screen elements, but I thought that only those without the beesting had the additional aerial amplifiers hidden behind the tailgate trim.  I reckon factory Golfs with just the povery spec RCD300 (with its single tuner) don't get the aerial amps, whereas the factory fit RCD500 and the RNS MFD2 along with the later touch-screen versions - which have twin FM tuners, get the two rear hatch diversity amps.

Still can't see how a non GPS and non GSM would have a plain bee sting, and diversity amps too though!

The only reason I found this out was when my dealer replaced the rear screen on mine they managed to disconnect it which was then found as a fault with VAG COM by VrStu, they have since resolved this and the receiption is the best I have every had on a FM radio.  :smiley:

Does yours have factory fit sat nav and/or factory fit GSM prep?
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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2008, 07:51:43 pm »
heres a pic of my shark fin guys


Have you painted yours, because mine is matt black?  :confused:
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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2008, 07:53:31 pm »
Yes they can be painted Sean, mine is white to match the rest of the car.

I toyed with getting one for the Octy and painting it race blue.
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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2008, 07:57:19 pm »

The only reason I found this out was when my dealer replaced the rear screen on mine they managed to disconnect it which was then found as a fault with VAG COM by VrStu, they have since resolved this and the receiption is the best I have every had on a FM radio.  :smiley:

Does yours have factory fit sat nav and/or factory fit GSM prep?

Factory fitted RNS-510 touch screen nav.

My previous GTI (an early 05 plate) had no beesting or fin, that came with the RCD300 single CD so presume that had the rear screen diversity antenna.

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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2008, 08:10:58 pm »
heres a pic of my shark fin guys


Have you painted yours, because mine is matt black?  :confused:
yeah mate its been painted by the previous owner, sorry i cant help with removal etc
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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2008, 08:12:22 pm »
I looked up the prices of them a while ago and was quite surprised at home cheap they were.

Where can I buy one from, and how easy is it to fit???

Thanks Stu. :happy2:
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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2008, 08:18:05 pm »
I looked up the prices of them a while ago and was quite surprised at home cheap they were.

Where can I buy one from, and how easy is it to fit???

Thanks Stu. :happy2:

this will give you an idea http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3508

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Re: Shark fins . . .
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2008, 08:23:38 pm »
I looked up the prices of them a while ago and was quite surprised at home cheap they were.

Where can I buy one from, and how easy is it to fit???

Thanks Stu. :happy2:

this will give you an idea http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3508

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