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Genuine FORD Shark Fin

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Digging this up one more time, for those with navigation, using this antenna will break your navigation. The Fiesta combines the nav and FM antenna where the Edge has 2 separate antennas.
 


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Digging this up one more time, for those with navigation, using this antenna will break your navigation. The Fiesta combines the nav and FM antenna where the Edge has 2 separate antennas.

This is NOT true.
I have the fin on my car and the NAV works perfectly.

There ARE two fins listed as parts, the part number that I provided earlier is the correct one for w/NAV.


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Odd, my confirmation came directly from a Ford parts guy. That is the antenna I have installed though. Unless something else knocked out my nav.
 


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Odd, my confirmation came directly from a Ford parts guy. That is the antenna I have installed though. Unless something else knocked out my nav.
Well you are partially correct.
The GPS antenna is on the windshield.
The two different fins are for standard or premium stereo.
All NAV cars have premium stereo.

Anyway more than myself have them installed now and no one has complained until now.
Maybe you should re-check your install again or maybe you just got a bad part.


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Odd, my confirmation came directly from a Ford parts guy. That is the antenna I have installed though. Unless something else knocked out my nav.
I also confirm there is no issue with the part number [MENTION=879]D1JL[/MENTION] and I have listed. I have the NAV and the XM radio and both work perfectly. The Shark fin should only affect the XM and FM/AM not the GPS which is a different antenna module.
 


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That'll be my next step. From what [MENTION=879]D1JL[/MENTION] it sounds like it shouldn't even be related though.
That's what I figured too. But I hate having to deal with a dealer on something like this. They're always looking for an "out" when they can. You get an advisor that wouldn't know which functions are related to that antenna in the first place, but they'll pin it on the antenna confidently.
 


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Just wanted to thank this thread for the photos.

I did this with a used antenna from eBay the other day. Instructions were straight forward but I did manage to leave a noticeable crease in the headliner because I pulled it back a little too far. But because of my over-zealous movement of the headliner I was able to see the antenna connectors and unplug them easily.

Some instructions on the forum suggested using pliers to pull the retaining clip off, however I found the clip falls down on the headliner if you wiggle and pull hard enough on the antenna base and pop it off the roof.

The hardest part for me was the dome light removal and re-installation. Trim removal tools, patience, and Google saved the day.

Still testing it out and FM reception is a mixed bag now. In the suburbs, some stations come in spotty where I got full strength before, while some HD stations take quite a some time to lock on. Satellite radio is the free preview and it doesnt seem at all affected. What a difference 9" makes (that's what she said). I guess its not a big deal if you only listen to XM or USB/BT/CD audio.
 


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Years ago, I got an antenna the same size as a 50 calibre round. Don't have any issues with reception for local radio unless I go out of range, ie to Palm Springs for golf.
 


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