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Old 02-25-2010, 08:28 AM
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I tried it, when I had the antenna off it said antenna open in the gps menu and I did not see the satellites. When I pugged it back in it said Recerr. I guess I need to try a new antenna I wish there was someone near by that I could try theirs with or something instead of buying a new antenna and it be the trimble unit, if it is how can I fix that or get it fixed?? Or is my whole nav computer shot then?

Also where can I buy a new antenna?
Have you had your car windows tinted
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:16 PM
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Antennas are cheap on ebay. Are all of the antenna connections good? There is probably one in the dash area between the antenna and cable. I am assuming your antenna is in the dash and not the rear??
Which ones work with the MKIV system though? Also its under the trunk lid so it is in the rear.

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Have you had your car windows tinted
A long time ago and its ceramic so its not supposed to interfear.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:37 AM
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Here's one from Germany on ebay Item number:270536406014 . just make sure it's the same connection as yours.
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I don't believe the number of white dots correlates with the actual number of satellites the nav system has found.

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Once the cd is load in ,usually about 5 minutes from start to finish, the computer will look for the satellites every time its is turn on and you can see how many satellites it as found in the small screen at the top right corner with the map of the world, once it starts to find the satellites they appear like small white dots, you can even count how many it has found
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Maybe a bit late to help Striker but here is my experience...

I had the very same problem in my MK4 and it turned out not being antenna related.
It was simply the nav which was having a hard time reading dvds.

Weird enough but as soon as I fed it with an original dvd all my problems disappeared.

I did even try a software upgrade but to no avail.

Then, in a few months, it started acting worse and having a hard time reading original dvds too, so I had the laser changed and all was back to normal even when using backup dvd copies.

About dots and sats correlation, I'm not really sure but it looks like being true as thats not a static image... you can clearly see dots appear and disappear and move around the little square.
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I'm not saying that the moving image does not correlate with the acquisition / re-acquisition of satellites. What I'm saying is that I don't think the number of dots corresponds with the actual number of satellites.

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About dots and sats correlation, I'm not really sure but it looks like being true as thats not a static image... you can clearly see dots appear and disappear and move around the little square.
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Go to the service menu to see what sats you can really see and their signal strength. Don't rely on the dots if you really want to know.
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I agree.

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Go to the service menu to see what sats you can really see and their signal strength. Don't rely on the dots if you really want to know.
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