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Old 03-16-2006, 10:07 PM
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2006 4.8 w/ nav

Ok.... me again. I'm using a V635 with cradle. The dealer installed a snap in adapter, a trim piece , and something else (eject box????).

I plug my phone in and the signal doesn't get any better. If anything it's worse.

From an earlier post I was told since my car is a 2006 w/ nav and bluetooth I didn't need the bumper antenna but I think I may???

How can I tell?
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:29 PM
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If you look in the left rear electronics bay and you find a coaxial antenna connection that isn't connected to anything then it's a good bet you need one. Based on your description that your signal gets worse when you put the phone into the cradle is also a strong indication that you'll need to add an antenna.


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Old 03-16-2006, 10:32 PM
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I'm going to go check. What a bummer. You would think they would install this in a $73,000 car!
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:43 AM
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This happened to me when I had mine done as well. The dealer simply forgot to connect the antenna. I connected it and everthing was fine.
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:25 AM
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They forgot to connect the bumper mount antenna or your truck used the same connection as the assist module?

My dealer didn't install the bumper mount said I didn't need it....but it seems I do.
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