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XM & Navigation antenna replacement

Discussion in '4th Gen DIY' started by JJP71584, May 26, 2020.

  1. JJP71584

    JJP71584 Senior Member

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    After looking unsuccessfully for guidance on this, I decided to tackle this on my 2012.
    I'm referring to the "puck" style antenna mounted on the roof.

    First of all, you can do this by simply removing one from piece of trim and simply pulling the headliner down. Will that crease your headliner? Maybe. I don't have small hands and noticed a small crease after I was done. Smaller hands might avoid this but it's not noticeable and I'd rather have the functionality. Took less than 30 minutes.

    Here are the pics you can decide.

    Before install, navigation stopped working completely as it was not picking up any satellites. XM would constantly show "acquiring signal" and only play short snips if anything at all.

    Post install, navigation and XM are working as they should. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Thanks for the nice write up and pictures. I had to replace my "shark fin" antenna which is located on the drivers side towards the front. I had to remove my overhead console as well. Kind of a pain, but doable. I see from the looks of your antenna that the back sides on both styles look about the same. I should have taken pictures, but I just wanted to get the job done and things put back together.
     
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    Thanks man, appreciate it. I figured by throwing some pics up and a bit of info, someone might not get frustrated like I did.

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    Hi there, I an having the same problem with my GPS & Sirus radio. Is the antenna used for Sirus as well as the GPS? I can't get a straight answer, I have looked online and one person says it's good for both and others say no just Sirus. I also called the dealer and they told me it was for Sirus only so not sure what to do. I have the same 2012 Ram as well any help would be appreciated, and the part number if you can.
    Thanks for your time.
     
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    It does both...
     
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