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Old 06-14-2006, 02:50 PM   #24
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Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me


Couple things:
I've had XM for years and never had an antenna move on me. But each situation is different, so here goes-
From the approximate placement, it looks as if the antenna is sitting on a slight curve on the roof, possibly causing less that perfect contact vs. a flatter section of metal. Think about moving the antenna closer to the middle of the roof, I guess.

Also, I'm a Rockblocker/Stongard/Xpel installer. So, I've got plenty of spare 3M material lying around. On my s2000, I just cut a section of material about 1/4" bigger than the antenna. That has worked very well.

Lastly, as others have suggested, try putting the antenna inside the car. Near a window would be best since the satellite need line-of-sight more than anything. You might be surprised that your able to still get the traffic stuff.

Oh and those scratches should buff right out. Find someone with a Porter Cable and some good polishing compound.

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