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04 Nov 2018 16:57 #197299 by jjabbot
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I've managed to snap the second external aerial on my 2002 hard top Jimny!

I'm wondering if anyone has found a successful alternative, either a non suzuki replacement that isn't metal, or an internal solution, stuck to the windscreen?

I read someone had come up with a solution that used the wire demister in the rear glass door! Has anyone tried that?

Would be good to avoid an external aerial as it will only get broken again, as I'm in and out of the woods.

All suggestions gratefully received. Just looking for fm reception don't need DAB .

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04 Nov 2018 17:56 #197301 by jackonlyjack
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I had one like this it worked fine
eBay item number:173310682387
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04 Nov 2018 17:58 - 04 Nov 2018 18:00 #197302 by Riccy
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There was a recent post about using a splitter for the CB aerial for FM radio. Cant remember who though :unsure:

Old Ford Sierra's used to have the rear demist aerial thing. It was a box in the boot somewhere, Must be something like that available on ebay or similar?

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Forgot to say, I have a DAB radio aerial sticker thing on the windscreen. works ok, but not as well as the roof one on the work van. doesnt do FM however.

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04 Nov 2018 18:33 #197305 by ahtr
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Riccy wrote: There was a recent post about using a splitter for the CB aerial for FM radio. Cant remember who though :unsure:


I'm using one of these in my Jimny through cb aerial.

If you don't have a cb, something like this from Halfords?
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04 Nov 2018 19:08 #197306 by jjabbot
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Sadly I can't see the items you refer to. Thanks for your reply, is there another way you can point me at the links?

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04 Nov 2018 19:09 #197307 by jjabbot
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Thanks, I'll have a search.

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04 Nov 2018 20:10 - 04 Nov 2018 20:13 #197309 by Max Headroom
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My neighbours have a DAB radio in their Jimny that Halfrauds fitted.Halfrauds also fitted a very discreet but very effective DAB aerial that is just a thin wire in a clear plastic film, to the top of the windscreen on the passenger side; its hardly noticeable! I'm always amazed at its performance when I've been in their car.
So Halfrauds might have something that could do the job. I have no idea if this aerial will still require the original one or not but I can find out.
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06 Nov 2018 12:36 #197389 by NineCherries
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You can get a glass mount auto leads aerial from Halfords that works well.

www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servl...430909&storeId=10001

But you need to earth it (if it’s mounted behind the interior mirror I’d try and use a screw that secures the mirror or the int light) and run a live feed to it from the radio. It it’s an aftermarket radio it’ll have a blue or a blue with a white trace on the aftermarket radio loom that can be used to supply a feed to the aerial, I don’t know if the factory fit radio has a similar “electric” aerial feed. If not an ignition feed from the radio could be used.

I’ve fitted these to a couple of campervans and on an import Subaru where the aerial had been removed and the hole smoothed off. they worked a treat.

Hopefully this is of some help.
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08 Nov 2018 19:42 #197479 by jjabbot
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Thanks for everyone's advice. Bought a internal window aerial. It has a very short cable for earth and live feed.

Excuse this question for being dumb, but if I use the rear view mirror fixing screw for the earth, is there any way of using the live wire that supplies the internal light attached to the rear view mirror to provide the live feed to the aerial?

I'm thinking probably not as it will go off if the door is shut, but am I wrong? Otherwise presumably I have to joint the short wire to get a live feed from somewhere else?

Thanks for any tips.

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08 Nov 2018 20:48 #197489 by kirkynut
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Jimnys are switched on the earth, so the live should always be live.

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17 Nov 2018 13:33 #197718 by NineCherries
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It’s not too difficult to run the wire to the radio from the new aerial. Just follow the same route you are taking the aerial cable.

The A-pillar trims come off easy just be careful not to loose the little metal clip on the pillar when you pull them off.

I’ve got dash cam wiring and the mic cable all going up the pillar and out at the mirror.

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