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Where is the DAB Aerial/Antenna located on a Mondeo Titanium X Sport Diesel? 62reg

I am having issue with the DAB it self and have got it booked into Ford in July through third party warranty cover. Its going to cost me £72 just for diagnostic!! and I have a sneaky feeling all ford are going to do is do a firmware update which is not covered in my warranty, so this will cost me on top of the diagnostic charge more than likely over £100.

I have seen in other topics that a firmware update does and doesn't work and even changing the DAB module hasn't worked for some folks but has for others.

So I'm looking more towards the antenna being the issue I just don't know where it is located. 

Any Ideas?

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I think its the part labelled as 18B849 which sits by the top of the rear window, towards the right side

edit: Well, thats the amp for it, so im thinking it must be somewhere around there!

 

 

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That's great thanks for the reply

Would this be Ford specific part I can't seem to find a replacement parts on Ebay or anywhere else? 

Also where did you find the image? I couldn't find anything on google search?

Thanks Again!

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Microcat 🙂

I was going to post all the info but I dont want to get the site in trouble, PM me your reg or VIN number, ill see if I can find the correct code. there are multiple parts depending on various things such as satnav, Dab, BT level, 

 

 

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It is part of the rear windscreen, mine had a fault which meant every time I turned on my rear heated screen the DAB would just go off. I never bothered getting  fixed though, couldnt  bothered with the hassle. On the estate/wagon variation the antenna is actually on the rear most glass.  

 

Is microcat the same as zapp?

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Not sure what Zapp is?

Microcat is a catalogue of all parts on ford cars from the Mk1 Escort (early 80s) to now. You can search generic models as I did above or if you have the VIN number you can work out exactly the correct part on a per car basis.  It can create order lists and even predicted parts that will be damaged depending on how a crash happened. It also costs quite a bit of money unless you rip it off some dodgy websites.

Jon, there are a couple of isolators that might be the problem with yours, or some sort of earthing problem

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Dee_82

I am looking at the part now and it seems as though it has a soldered copper piece strip to the rear window I'm assuming that the aerial is apart of the heated windscreen? But thats only an assumption I'm no sparky. I can't see any signs of corrosion on the contacts or any damp or anything so would it be fair to assume that it's a module issue? Tried pulling the fuse out and that hasn't solved it either. Sounds like I'm fussing over nothing but I do enjoy DAB radio. 

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Have you tried pulling the fuse. My DAB wasn't working earlier so pulled fuse f43 in the bonnet, waited for 5 minutes, replaced fuse and now it works fine 

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I have tried the fuse but for only like 20 seconds maybe and that didn't work. I could try it again for longer wouldn't do no harm in trying 

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Just an update on the situation.

 

I left the fuse out for longer and did not a difference I have since had it in at a Ford Garage and they have done a software update which I was certain it wouldn't, it has been 2 weeks since the update and seems to working just fine. Hopefully it doesn't cut off again.   

Thanks for all the help and advice :)

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