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Old 20th January 2017, 20:57   #1
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Default DIY: Shark fin antenna install on my Hyundai Grand i10

The stock antenna on Grand i10 is an eye-sore. Decided to replace it with aftermarket Shark Fin Antenna. These are available widely on e-shopping portals. Price varies with the color of the antenna.

There are lots of brands available in the market. But most of them do not work with all frequency bands. One of my friend suggested to go ahead with this brand (though it is pricey) as it works with all frequency. Yet to try out all bands, let see.

Here is the link: - http://www.amazon.in/Auto-Pearl-Prem...ilpage_o00_s00

Price: INR 1599/-

Below are some pictures for you guys:-

The package arrived:-

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Inside contents:-

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The famous eye sore:-

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Work begins:-

Fixing area should be squeaky clean.

Various sizes of screws & nuts provided along with the package, take your pick.

After fixing the antenna cable, position the antenna body & clean the fixing area with alcohol (provided with the package).

Remove the seal tape, and a good warm hair drier applied for proper fixing with paint surface.

Just fix it & keep it well pressed for 2 minutes.

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Paint shade match

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The final look:-

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Last edited by GTO : 23rd January 2017 at 11:17. Reason: Small typo - thanks for sharing!
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Default re: DIY: Shark fin antenna install on my Hyundai Grand i10

Great looking. All seems good.

I have seen same designs at 900-1000 on Amazon, guess there is not much difference technically in either. Only the low cost ones like 250-350 seem merely for show.

But the big question. How is the reception compared with the stock antenna? Does it seem worth changing over for looks?
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Great looking. All seems good.

I have seen same designs at 900-1000 on Amazon, guess there is not much difference technically in either. Only the low cost ones like 250-350 seem merely for show.

But the big question. How is the reception compared with the stock antenna? Does it seem worth changing over for looks?
Hi Parsh,

Yes, reception quality has improved to my ears. Sharpness / clarity has gone up quite a notch. Also this morning I have tried out across all FM range and all are working.

Now I am waiting to see how is the reception on highways. You must have noticed, when we drive away from city area the reception quality degrades.

From price point, yes it is on expensive side. But I just went with my friend's advice and color of my car.

No regrets at this point, have to check long term reliability.
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