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Missing Aerial....

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Eric Gleeson, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Eric Gleeson

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    Picked up my new car the other day, VF International. I only realized yesterday afternoon that for some reason the Aerial is missing but the radio still works fine....

    The aerial appears to be just a little black screw in type thing, should i hit up the dealer i bought it from and ask where it is? I just don't know what to do considering the radio reception seems to be perfectly fine...
     
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    I would ask them for one. Two types of antenna used. One with GPS and the other without. Car should have an antenna.
     
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    Yep, just contacted the dealer before... Said he didn't realize it was missing but he's going to give me a spare he's got.... should be all good..... the international doesn't have the GPS system in it so i'm guessing the aerial i'm chasing is the one without gps?
     
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    Something like this?:

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    If so, it's commonly known as a 'bee sting aerial' (for obvious reasons). A lot of people dislike the long thin factory one and replace them with these.
     
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    Yeah I'm not too concerned whether it's factory model or this beesting type one, I think the longer factory version looks a bit more stylish maybe thats just me.... but i just don't like the fact that they're a simple screw in job.... makes it a target for thieves -_-
     
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    That's the first time I've ever heard the cheap and nasty looking OEM aerial referred to as stylish.

    Go the bee sting as the long OEM one starts to flick back and bash on the back windscreen at around 280km/h and that can become annoying for the rear seat passengers.





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    280km/h ??? What the hell dude???
     
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    You'll understand after you've had a few of those aerials stolen, you learn not to pussyfoot around.





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    Who on earth would wanna steal one of those anyway...
     
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    Have a watch of this, 245 it starts to happen ;) Skip to about 3:35, or watch it all as it's an alright video :p
     
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    Both of them screw in..

    If you really want a factory one, whack your beesting up on scumtree to swap for one. Guaranteed it'll be gone by dinner time..
     
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    The Bee sting is also a great way to distinguish us enthusiasts from the rest. Haven’t seen another V6 Calais V with the bee sting except for mine. :p
     
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    You have aerial thieves chasing you who're only capable of doing 270?!
     
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    I live in a short street and it takes those V6's a little while to wind out.





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    Good stuff, it was the memory of that review that inspired my comment, I just couldn't remember at what speed it started to happen.




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