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Old 02-02-2011, 10:42 AM
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna question

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I have to agree that I am not a fan of the 36k/3yr warranty either. Well, at least you have a good reason to worry about the factory antenna over the paint.

I had a 2006 g35 coupe and it needed a new engine after 18,000-miles - oil problem. Had to fight tooth and nail to get Infiniti to pay for it. They did in the end. Then I sold it.

36k/3yr - that is sucky warranty, if they ever planning to sale more cars they must increase these numbers. I did fix engine on mine G35 sedan I drove before G37 coupe; it stayed 3 month in dealership because they don't know what to do with it Mechanic arrived from Japan with part and did job himself. Amazing!!! So, longer warranty is very important to me and so far only one disadvantage of this Jeep.
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna question

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Another member posted a thread with pictures, Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics.
Seems simple enough.
Great, thanks. Does look easy!
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna question

I have the shark fin and when installing wondered if it would hold up to an automatic car wash. I don't plan to try this but my thought is an auto car wash will eventually rip off the shark fin.
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna question

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I have the shark fin and when installing wondered if it would hold up to an automatic car wash. I don't plan to try this but my thought is an auto car wash will eventually rip off the shark fin.

That is interesting point, anyone could help on this?
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna question

Hahaha NOOBS...

Yes the 2014 shark fin antenna can be used on a 2011-2013 that typically has the base / mast style antenna.

However some minor modifications are needed.

Also, if your vehicle has Sirius and navigation, make sure you get the right antenna.

Part 5091902AA is a 2014 Grand Cherokee antenna, texture finish, that uses the green and white fakra connectors only. This will only work on your 2011-2013 Grand Cherokee if your factory antenna is not amplified, and does not need Sirrius or NAV. It will only have two wires, white connector for AM/FM and green connector for SIRRIUS (NAV too if later 2011 -2013)

SOME 2011 Grand Cherokees (built before Jan 2011) that came with the RER radio, have a separate NAV antenna under the dash.
The RER radio has 3 FAKRA inputs (blue for NAV, Green for SIRRIUS, and White for AM/FM)

If this is you, and you upgraded to the RHR and are using the signal combiner for the Sirrius (green) NAV (blue) signals to combine into the one green input on the RHR, You will no longer need the signal combiner if you get the 2014 antenna 5091352AC. (AA and AB also available, but AC is the newest version)

The difference with the 5091352 versus the 5091902 are what signals it receives and the connector types.

If your 2011-2013 has 3 wires, you'll need the 5091352. There are other part numbers for the painted shark fin antennas but I don't know all of them.

However, these antennas have the double blue fakra connector (green wire for Sirrius AND NAV, and the black wire for power) BOTH in the same blue connector.
The white AM/FM connector is unchanged.

You will need a double FAKRA C male connector to single FAKRA K female / with the other wire being cut off and butt connected to the gray w/red tracer power wire in the roof your wk2.

This male double connector will plug into the antenna double blue female, and split into two wires. Again green wire in the blue double connector will go to the green in your roof, and the black wire is power only so it gets butt spliced to the gray wire in roof.
The white am/fm is a direct plug and play.

This antenna will now carry Sirrius and NAV on the green wire, AM/FM on the white and gray wire / power for the amplified antenna.

Can be done but is quite picky with the connectors
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna question

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Is it easy to install the shark fin? I might need to get one because the stock antenna cannot clear my garage.
Just installed the Visual Garage antenna today for the same reason. I snapped mine off and had to work to get the remaining bit of screw out of the base (screw extractor to the rescue).

It was a very simple install, took about 10 minutes. Reception is not as good as the stock antenna but better than not having one due to it breaking off. At low points in the hills of western PA you can definitely tell but it's not bad overall. I'll keep it and I personally think it looks better. Sat and Nav reception wasn't changed.

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