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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:02 pm    Post subject: heat reflective windscreens in new cars Reply with quote

I have been told that at the top of the window just infront of the rear view mirror there is no heat reflective material on the wind screen

is this true, has anybody tried it

i have a citreon xsara 2002

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are having problems with signal strength don't bother trying to relocate your unit, just get yourself an external aerial. The increase in the amount of satellites you get is superb. the aerial is only a flat disc that sits on your roof (or wherever you care to put it). On the downside it costs around 40 but is a great investment.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just get yourself an external aerial

Where from, and dont you think that after spending hundreds of pounds an external aerial should be included in the box, the bloody thing is supposed to be plug in and go, thats why its called a Go, if you havent got the correct screen its no Go.

Wake up.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimbokb wrote:
If you are having problems with signal strength don't bother trying to relocate your unit, just get yourself an external aerial. The increase in the amount of satellites you get is superb. the aerial is only a flat disc that sits on your roof (or wherever you care to put it). On the downside it costs around 40 but is a great investment.


Totally agree - best thng I bought for mine, you can get a signal anywhere.

P.S I do hope you are awake when you're driving 8O I've heard it can be very messy if you're asleep..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: heat reflective windscreens in new cars Reply with quote

worthingsaxovtr wrote:
is this true, has anybody tried it


Yes, it is true. I tried it on a Renault Laguna that I hired for a while.

Have a close look at the outside of the window. You can see that the heat reflective coating has a bluish tinge to it when viewed at the right angle in bright sunlight. Now have a look at the rear view mirror, you often see that there is a dark tinted patch around it, this is because there is no heat reflecting coating on this area. You can often see that there is no bluish tinge to the reflection in this area.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dill , yes after spending a small fortune it should work out of the box and it does, but hey it just works so much better with an External Aerial. :P
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a laguna which as a reflective windscreen well here is my ttg with my external antenna. sorry its a little blur .




so im my opinion for say 50 its money well spent
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: external antenna Reply with quote

Hi. If I buy an external antenna does this mean that the TTG mount will have to be left in place when I leave the car as for as far as I can see the antenna cable is fitted to the base. This would alert a theif to the Satnav in the car.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No all that changes is the bottom of the screen mount. you can still take it with you
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