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Old 01-08-2017, 11:06 AM
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Shark's Tooth Antenna Conversion

I've searched the site and couldn't find anything on this. I have an 06 e53 and the radio reception is terrible. I've found that is a common problem for this model. I'm wondering if anyone has tried taking a sharks tooth antenna off a new version and connecting it into the radio? Is it even possible?
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:11 AM
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hell it's possible
it will probably be a piece of work thou...
the cutting aligning, feeding thru the headliner, keeping the hole from leaking etc...
i guess you could do the plug in work first and see what's good
then go from there...

or maybe an internal antenna... something like this
https://www.denniskirk.com/product/m...mediaId=380904
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:30 AM
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I've searched the site and couldn't find anything on this. I have an 06 e53 and the radio reception is terrible. I've found that is a common problem for this model. I'm wondering if anyone has tried taking a sharks tooth antenna off a new version and connecting it into the radio? Is it even possible?
Just a question...are you for certain that the e70's "shark fin" antenna is used for FM? Because the part database indicates that it's for satellite radio/tuner (see the info in the part nbr database below the diagram). The FM antenna is probably embedded in the rear glass like the e53...with the FM/diversity module being in the rear spoiler (like the e53):


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Old 01-09-2017, 09:44 AM
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Just a question...are you for certain that the e70's "shark fin" antenna is used for FM? Because the part database indicates that it's for satellite radio/tuner (see the info in the part nbr database below the diagram). The FM antenna is probably embedded in the rear glass like the e53...with the FM/diversity module being in the rear spoiler (like the e53):


Looks like you're right. Damn! I thought I might have a solution.
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