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Do you have signal problems in your car ?
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TheBoyGroucho
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Wifes Peugeot 307 XSi

2002

no coating, heating etc

very poor signal.

Just about works balanced by the front door quarter light.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Here is a link that shows cars that havev reception problems





http://www.e-zpassny.com/static/info/exteriortags.html[/URL]



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Ford Focus with heated front window.

Poor reception, but very useable when positioning the GPS to the far right or left where there's no heating.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

52 Lexus IS200 SE (heated screen), No reception problems so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Citroen Picasso



Coated screen but has a clear area behind the rear view mirror
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Landrover Discovery

Navman 3400 With SmartST

Poor sat reception due to all windows being near vertical!

Adding a re-radiating now makes it usable but the antenna needs to go outside on the roof...



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

For anyone with Current (E39) 5 series BMW I am advised that coated screens were not an option until 2002.



"Solar coated windscreens have only been added to the options list for the E39 in the UK in the last year or so. I'm involved in automotive glazing and am pretty certain that nothing was available prior to this time unless someone has upgraded yours at replacement. Solar coated screens have a slight blue or purple reflective look to them when viewed from outside."



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

peugeot 307

no signal at all using the pretec external antena
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Hi,



Honda Prelude '97.

iPaq 3850 with TDK Bluetooth Sleeve and Socket BT GPS on the Dash or a little change holder in the drivers door.



No problems regularly fixes on 6-9 birds.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Works fine for me with a good signal in both a Lexus IS200 and 2003 Mercedes E Class.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

I've got a 2003 Renault Clio. The specs says it doen't have a tinted or heat reflective wind shield, which is options on the Laguna. It does have a "Sound insulating windshield".



I am very keen to get a GPS handheld system, but want to make sure I get OK reception. Does anyone have experience with a renault Clio and GPS systems? Any help would be much appreciated.



Cheers.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

2002 Renault Laguna Privilege, heat reflective screen.



However the receiver works on parcel shelf through rear window.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

My setup:>

Compaq 3870 with iNS.

Sat in a 2002 Ford Galaxy TDi, non tinted screen with heating elements.

Reception is poor without external mounted re-radiating arial, (18 Seconds with)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Porsche Boxster - Radio aerial in windscreen

No problems with this, probably due to the fact that it has a canvas roof! Ideal for GPS. My install has the external Pretec antenna clipped to the top of a rollhoop. I get a signal 99.9% of the time.

Also have it fitted in a Golf, sits in the cupholder and I get 3-4 satellites regularly.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

I can get a signal on the dash of a Laguna, but it's a hell of a lot better on the parcel shelf. The windshields don't block all the signal. Just some of it. A Navman doesn't work in my Laguna but an Emtac works ok on the dash. Depends on your kit as well.
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