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    BMW shark fin type ariel

    Hi, ive seen a few of the fin shape ariels on ebay which look like the bwm ones. Does anyone know if these are a direct replacement over the normall ariel base? and does anyone on here have one?

    cheers

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    as far as i know there is no direct replacement of the base of the astra ariel but the BMW 'look' shark fin fits perfect.

    HTH

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    Marv fitted one on his MK5 - ask him what he did for his

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    Id like to do ths with mine, hope its not hard to do, can you just change the ariel or the complete wiring?

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    Ive done it to mines.

    you buy the ariel and then you unplug the old one and get an adaptor from halfruads and thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssa17WS View Post
    Ive done it to mines.

    you buy the ariel and then you unplug the old one and get an adaptor from halfruads and thats it.

    Steve

    any possibility of a wee pic'y?
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    same request here, any pics and does it effect your radio reception?

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    I dont have a pic of fitting it, but here is a pic of my car with the ariel



    basically you need to take of the roof card and on the boot you can see a blue connector that a black wire comes off and another one going up into the roof part.

    basically you unplug the cable from the blue bit unscrew the ariel, replace the ariel and get an adapter to plug the aftermarket ariel into the standard ariel input.



    I've still not got the adapter yet as i hardly use the radio but i have the wires just lying next to each other and i can still hear the radio pretty much clear.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssa17WS View Post
    I dont have a pic of fitting it, but here is a pic of my car with the ariel



    basically you need to take of the roof card and on the boot you can see a blue connector that a black wire comes off and another one going up into the roof part.

    basically you unplug the cable from the blue bit unscrew the ariel, replace the ariel and get an adapter to plug the aftermarket ariel into the standard ariel input.



    I've still not got the adapter yet as i hardly use the radio but i have the wires just lying next to each other and i can still hear the radio pretty much clear.

    HTH

    Steve

    Nice
    Looks the part, need to find an ariel for it now.So does the ariel just fit straight on no drilling or anything and do i get the adapter from halfords (bet its not cheap)

    thx

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    Nope there is a small square hole in the roof when you take the ariel out and the shark fin covers it perfectly.

    and iirc its about 10 pounds for the adaptor from HalfFRAUDs

    Steve
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