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panda



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Once you take it apart it's pretty obvious really. 

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Post #447410 Sun Jan 04 2015 8:21pm
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Techstyles



Member Since: 22 Dec 2014
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Belgium 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Maya Gold

Well I will firstly admit Im a noob when it comes to DIY so pls do humor me. Smile

So Im right in that it's just the circuit board that needs replacing?

Can you also explain how to open up the side covers, do they just pop off? Bit hesitant In case I break something. Hence wanna know as much as possible before I attempt it. The tip you gave on the dry weather is also great as it's been raining a lot here lately so that would have been a pain as you mentioned.

Don't suppose you have a link to the aerial you bought?

Cheers

Post #447418 Sun Jan 04 2015 10:08pm
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Have you not read this document

http://www.rrsport.co.uk/gallery/albums/us...%20RRS.pdf

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Techstyles



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Belgium 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Maya Gold

Hi Flack,

Yes I did read it but had a couple of questions, like in your doc you remove the fakra connector, pass the cable through the base plate after drilling a hole and connect the gps aerial inside the shark fin. But what then? What do u do with the new aerial with the cable with no fakra connector on it? Do u reattach? Connect it to the old cable or pull it down somewhere? it didn't mention this in the doc and Im new to this so appreciate the guidance.

Thanks

Post #447428 Sun Jan 04 2015 11:22pm
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flack
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Yes reattach the Fakra connector and then ignore the old aerial lead and thread the new lead down the passenger's side of the car to the Sat nav DVD drive under the passengers seat and connect it to the unit.

Or buy one of these and connect it up and stow the cable under the panel, but you will have a lot of cable to hide.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Connects2-CT27AA...3f1d0d55b0


There might be shorter ones ?.

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Post #447447 Mon Jan 05 2015 11:11am
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panda



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Hi flack
Done all my work above head lining. Didn't need to run new cables.

PANDA 

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Post #447448 Mon Jan 05 2015 11:33am
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Techstyles



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That is how I understood it Panda, I would much rather do it your way and solder the old cable onto the new gps aerial board. How did you open the new gps casing?

Did you destroy it by doing so and was it easy to solder the old wire onto the board as in could a total noob do it easy enough?

If you have a moment could you look at my photo on the previous page and confirm if the gps fakra connection is the one on the far left of the nav unit?

Cheers

Post #447455 Mon Jan 05 2015 12:34pm
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The only problem doing it this way is if the cable has got water damage further down inside the cable then it will not last, thats why I went for the new cable run just to be sure, The trouble is with this type of cable once water starts to get inside it acts like a capillary action and just draws more inside.

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Post #447557 Tue Jan 06 2015 3:28pm
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panda



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So the PANDA was lucky doing the work in the roof lining.
Techstyles why don't you get part, leave cable long so work done above head lining. If you get problem later date run cable through. 

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Post #447569 Tue Jan 06 2015 6:39pm
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Techstyles



Member Since: 22 Dec 2014
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Yeah reckon so but its still raining so gonna wait for some dry weather.

I'm found this is aerial, what do you guys think? Will it be ok? Only thing is its 15mm I have to drill then.

http://www.banggood.com/GPS-Antenna-for-Fa...wgodioIA9A

But once it arrives I know I will probably start the mod.

LED's arrived in the post today so got something to keep me busy with in the meantime.

Post #447579 Tue Jan 06 2015 7:43pm
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panda



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I would think flack would know but it looks good to me. 

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Post #447649 Wed Jan 07 2015 10:14am
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Yes looks ok to me.. Why a 15mm hole ? if your referring to the blue Fakra connector then take it off as in the Pdf file and then its about 6 or 7mm hole that you need.

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Techstyles



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Belgium 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Maya Gold

Great thanks Flack. About to order the piece in that case.

Will post up an update when I get a chance.

Post #447902 Fri Jan 09 2015 10:03am
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Hi Flack,

Great but could you tell me what length cable I need?

I presume 3m should be enough.

Thanks in advance


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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Followed the instructions sat nav now working OK again.many thanks for the info Flack. Regards.

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