Hama DAB antenna install

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littlepolo
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Hama DAB antenna install

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New head unit has DAB and Aukey dual dash cam was reported to have caused a few DAB interference issues from other owners of the same camera. My dash camera cable runs in the headlining on o/s and down the driver's door pillar. Decided to install a new external antenna and run the cables down n/s headlining and passenger front door pillar. Since I had the glovebox out for V68 replacement and old stereo out for a new install it was a bit easier to run the cables under the dash (still used a flexible rod to push the cables through).

Old antenna.
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New antenna
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It looks very similar but you need to open out the roof aperture to 20mm to clear the plastic mount.
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I used a countersink/step drill for this.

Put a cloth under roof and over the headlining if you are bothered to catch the swarf.

Used some Hammerite primer on the bare metal
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New mount has some cross marks on the top so you can use this to align it north-south.

The seal at the roof line seems fine.
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A bit shorter than the original antenna.
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