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Title: Mfd1 nav
Post by: johnnyroper on August 24, 2016, 12:29:32 PM
Whilst I was recommissioning the aftermarket roof aerial for radio I happened to notice and extra coax from gps antenna that is not connected. Also there is an extra coax plug outlet on rear of mfd1.

Out of curiosity I am wondering what they are for,gps works fine so thinking possibly for GSM signal? Anyone any idea?
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: bestfc01 on August 24, 2016, 05:27:26 PM
Do you not have the dual aerial on the rear drivers side window? (boot window).
I know mine certainly does took me for ever to find it and has dual coax:)

Again, i dont have one, but im sure in the good old day there was a GSM signal to a cradle for the retro nokia mobiles
I know this was quite the rage in Vauxhall's and VW's



Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Mirez on August 24, 2016, 05:35:42 PM
You sure its an aftermarket aerial? Cars that had SatNav from the factory were fitted with a mini sharkfin aerial at the back.

The second connector is where the TMC (Traffic) unit plugs in, together with the large 19 pin connector. It wasn't an option on the Galaxy and extremely rare for all others models that came with the MFD1. I think I have seen one unit in all my experience and that was a German Passat!
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: johnnyroper on August 24, 2016, 05:47:22 PM
It is defo factory for nav and media system,the gps aerial is a stubby screw in type,the base part has a ford badge and part number on it.

Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Mirez on August 24, 2016, 05:55:29 PM
Curious, not seen that one!
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: johnnyroper on August 24, 2016, 06:02:05 PM
I will get a pic of it and post up.
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: johnnyroper on August 24, 2016, 06:10:08 PM
Sorry not the best of pics but this is the gps aerial.

Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Mirez on August 24, 2016, 06:15:04 PM
Ahh thats the early version of the Nav aerial and its not aftermarket. Should have GPS and phone outputs.
It got replaced in the 53 plate revisions:

(http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/attachment.php?s=aed33c45a12716044930adf9cb37ed51&attachmentid=44682&stc=1&d=1243199462)
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: johnnyroper on August 24, 2016, 06:42:59 PM
Ok thanks so metal plug is gps and the plastic quick release jobby will be for phone signal then? Didn't even realise mfd1 has phone input or is that for different types of head unit?

The later type aerial looks so much better.
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Mirez on August 24, 2016, 07:24:54 PM
Without seeing it, hard to say but certainly sounds like it. It would have been for the optional phone prep but again, never seen a Galaxy fitted with it!
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Rui Martins on July 03, 2017, 03:11:20 PM
Hi there,

its hard to change the gps antenna?
i have broke mine yestarday.
I think i found one on ebay.

RM
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: johnnyroper on July 03, 2017, 03:33:53 PM
No it's very easy to do,undo couple of screw clips for head lining and gently pull it down. You can then access the coax plugs to release them and get a spanner on securing nut for the antenna.
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Rui Martins on July 03, 2017, 08:29:54 PM
Thanks,

I will try before buy it to see.

Rui Martins
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: johnnyroper on July 03, 2017, 11:00:17 PM
Just realised are you talking about the old type with stubby mast or shark fin type?
I was describing the old type as that's what mine is,the aerial mast screws out of the base of its that that's broken.
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Mirez on July 04, 2017, 12:19:34 PM
They are fitted and attached the same way so all good :)
Title: Re: Mfd1 nav
Post by: Rui Martins on July 04, 2017, 05:02:24 PM
Shark fin type.