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Old 03-22-2016, 07:10 PM   #1
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Replacing GPS Antenna

I have a 2011 36 QSH Pheaton and the in dash JVC Radio/GPS, GPS antenna failed. The antenna is located on the passenger side next to the other antennas. My question is how to fish the new cable from the passenger windshield pillar to the radio mounted in the drivers dash.
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I would atach it to the old one and pull it through using the old one as a fish.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:22 AM   #3
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Replacing GPS Antenna

HI Bill,

That was my first thought, but where the cable leaves the pillar and disappears under the dash it passes through foam sealant. Even if I were able to break the cable free the plug could not be pulled through with out damage to the connector.

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Old 03-23-2016, 08:53 AM   #4
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Stop there.

If you can get to the cable on the top side then get a female connector for the cable and cut the old cable and add new connector there.

Many auto sound places can do this for cheap as connector is a buck or 2 and takes a minute to install.

Then just plug new antenna there.
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Thanks TQ60, I will contact a Stereo/GPS install shop ans see what can be done.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #6
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If you have a fiberglass roof, radio / satellite signals will pass through the roof with little or no attenuation. Had my Sat. Radio antenna fail and mounted the replacement in the compartment above the driver's side window. It worked fine there. You might consider placing the replacement antenna there to see if the signal level is suitable. You could also mount it in front overhead cabinets. Best to mount it on a small 6" x 6" piece of metal grounded to the coach chassis.
If it doesn't work satisfactorily there, you could then attempt to put it in the original location. It is easy to reach the overhead cabinets thru the pillars on either side of the coach. I wouldn't try splicing into the original lead - the coaxial cable used is extremely fine and it is very important that these cables be well shielded - something that would be very difficuly to replicate. You should be able to replace the antenna yourself assuming you have the correct connector on the new unit to match your Radio/ GPS. Good luck,
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