DAB in Sunderland/Newcastle area.

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Everso
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DAB in Sunderland/Newcastle area.

Postby Everso » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:07 pm

Hi Peeps,

I am getting my Megane 2 on Saturday and would like to put a DAB adapter in there. Issue is that we are in a poor signal area. Has anyone got any advice on installing a DAB aerial suitable for a poor area? Best I guess would be to replace the existing FM aerial and replace it with something DAB compatable. Not even sure if that is possible.

If I can't do that then I guess something on the windscreen but I do not hear good tings about them ... unless someone here knows better.

Looking forward to getting my MEgane on.

Everso.

steve-t
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Currently Drives:: Megane Mk4 Signature Nav Dci
Location: Wallsend

Re: DAB in Sunderland/Newcastle area.

Postby steve-t » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:40 pm

Yes very possible
I replaced mine with a JVC AVX-2 single din cd/dvd head unit the add on DAB tuner and replaced the aerial with a JVC dab aerial.
Everything was picked up excellent. I live just outside Newcastle.
Everything is still in my garage as took it all out when sold the mk2
Steve

Everso
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Re: DAB in Sunderland/Newcastle area.

Postby Everso » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:00 pm

Ah - so there is hope.

So replace the existing aerial with something like this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Ro ... Sw8lpZHVuD

if I am reading you right...

From what I read the head lining is held with velcro so it should be quite east to run the cables...

steve-t
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Currently Drives:: Megane Mk4 Signature Nav Dci
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Re: DAB in Sunderland/Newcastle area.

Postby steve-t » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:20 pm

This is the ones I have

https://www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-HAL2-Roof- ... dab+aerial
http://www.dabonwheels.co.uk/JVC_HAL-2_ ... erial.html
http://www.dabonwheels.co.uk/Kinetic_ST ... erial.html

Open the rear hatch, Pull off rubber seal - careful of sealant grease.
Two clips on roof lining to remove.
This will give you hand access carefully reach in to release Velcro.
Think its a 19mm spanner to loosen nut.
Need to run the dab cable to head unit but the am/fm is a fakra connection behind C pillar
Steve
Last edited by steve-t on Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.

steve-t
Advanced Driver
Posts: 387
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:15 pm
Currently Drives:: Megane Mk4 Signature Nav Dci
Location: Wallsend

Re: DAB in Sunderland/Newcastle area.

Postby steve-t » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:26 pm

Take a look at this too
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5673&hilit=jvc+avx+2
Steve


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