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    My gte is lacking the wing aerial and i would like to get a new one. I am not bothered about it being a gm one just want a decent aftermarket one that fits and looks right any suggestions ? Cheers Andy

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    I fitted one to my 16V when I bought it. As I recall I bought a Hirschmann one that wouldn't fit, then an Elpico one (I think) that wouldn't fit either. The problem was the reinforcement plate on the inner wing - the aerial has to fit through it, and on both of those the coaxial connection fouled the hole. I think only 16V shells have that reinforcement plate. The one I eventually fitted was this;

    http://www.passionauto.co.uk/product...ar-aerial.html

    A few years back now, but it doesn't look like the design's changed. Works well and is quiet, but the chrome collar on mine has started to rust slightly now.

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    • #3
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      All GTEs have the reinforcing bit near the aerial.

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      • #4
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        I've just fitted this to my 1.3 (which doesn't have the reinforcing bit) and it seems fine. Looks the same basic design as the one above in Pigeon's post, so it should fit in theory.

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        • #5
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          http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2211482197...84.m1439.l2648

          Oops.

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          • #6
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            I'm glad you pointed that out Pigoen, now I think I'll play it safe and get one with a longer shaft to clear the wing gubbins, such as:

            http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-...item3372e4bf9f

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            • #7
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              I'm glad you pointed that out Pigoen, now I think I'll play it safe and get one with a longer shaft to clear the wing gubbins, such as:

              http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-...item3372e4bf9f

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              • #8
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                thats the one i fitted to my 16V in the ebay link

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                • #9
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                  Cheers guys that will do me

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                  • #10
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                    First or second eBay link?

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Astra Dan View Post
                      I'm glad you pointed that out Pigoen, now I think I'll play it safe and get one with a longer shaft to clear the wing gubbins, such as:

                      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-...item3372e4bf9f
                      Best to be safe, it got quite expensive for me, albeit I found a home for the two I bought which wouldn't fit on my other cars. Personally I'd prefer one with the screw-on aerial connector on the side - easier to replace it for a start - but there's no chance of getting it through the wing reinforcer. A word of warning on the genuine Vaux ones too...they aren't really GM any more, they're a third-party part and appear to be the £20 Ebay ones in a GM box for £85!

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