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Old 01-16-2017, 03:06 PM   #85
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In my GT86 there is separate round antenna to be installed near base of front windshield, at least for stock toyota's Touch & Go navi. Is it different for BRZs? If same for them aswell, how should antenna type on top of car affect GPS reception?
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You are correct, the radio antenna on the roof of the GT86 has nothing to do with the GPS.

In North America some cars receive radio broadcasts from satellites and need special antennae for this purpose.
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I was able to swap out my '13 antenna for the '15 last week.

My reception is still fine, however, every time I start my car, the radio tells me to "Check Antenna." Has anyone else experienced this and/or been able to fix it?
I did this swap close to a year ago and did not have this issue. Did you use the subaru part or is it a third party antenna? If it is indeed the oem, might a loose connection be the cause?
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I did this swap close to a year ago and did not have this issue. Did you use the subaru part or is it a third party antenna? If it is indeed the oem, might a loose connection be the cause?
It's an OEM one from a '15. It doesn't seem to effect AM/FM radio though. It seems like its more of an issue with XM, which I don't have anyway.When I go into the satellite radio screen, the "Check Antena" box is always on.

I'll take a look at the connection at some point and report back.
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I just wanted to share that I got my OEM shark fin from a wrecked car from LKQ. It was significantly cheaper than OEM. I recommend anyone looking to do this mod call your local LKQ to see if they can source one for you. I did put an FR-S antenna on to my BRZ and, as was noted in the OP, I lost XM connectivity but it did still work just fine otherwise. Won't matter eventually when I get a Joying HU but still thought I'd share.
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I'm having a hard time getting the connector clip out. Anyone have any tips? What did you use to raise the lip holding the connector in place?
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I just wanted to share that I got my OEM shark fin from a wrecked car from LKQ. It was significantly cheaper than OEM. I recommend anyone looking to do this mod call your local LKQ to see if they can source one for you. I did put an FR-S antenna on to my BRZ and, as was noted in the OP, I lost XM connectivity but it did still work just fine otherwise. Won't matter eventually when I get a Joying HU but still thought I'd share.
I was about to order an ikon shark fin until I saw your post. I called LKQ up, they found me a black OEM shark fin for $30 and it'll be here monday. Many many thanks.
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