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On-Glass Aerial for D-Netz (Digital Radiotelephone Network) Mobile Telephone (GSM Standard)
For internal use in BMW Dealer Organisation only. Installation time is approx. 0.5 – 0.8 hours, though this may vary according to the condition of the vehicle and its fittings.
Knowledge of electronics is required.
Short transmitter (length 8 cm, 0 dB):
recommended in areas with high radio coverage rates.
Can be unscrewed if required (e.g. protection against theft).
Long transmitter (length 27 cm, +3.5 dB): recommended for full coverage in GSM network. Can be unscrewed if required (e.g. protection against theft).
Must be unscrewed before taking vehicle through car wash!
Tools and materials required
Socket wrench, A/F 8 mm, 10 mm
Water-soluble marker pen
Side cutting pliers
- Necessary preliminary work
- Notes on installation
- Installation on vehicle
1. Necessary preliminary work
- Remove C-column panelling (except E34/2 vehicles)
- Remove D-column panelling on left (only E34/2 vehicles)
- Remove luggage-compartment panelling on left
2. Notes on installation
Install aerial close to edge of roof and in as high a position as possible.
Look for secure installation points both inside and outside the vehicle.
Use flat surfaces wherever possible.
If the selected installation point is located close to heating elements, the on-glass aerial must be mounted in such a way that the aerial base is positioned between the heating elements. If this is not possible, another installation point must be found.
Notes on affixing aerial
All surfaces must be clean and dry (pre-clean using generally available cleaner and cleaned a second time using supplied cleaning cloth).
Allow both on-glass aerial and the vehicle itself time to adjust to ambient temperature – never affix on-glass aerial to a steamed-up or damp window! Affixing temperature (glass) min. 20° C.
Do not touch adhesive surface or cleaned glass after removing protective film.
Adhesive foil adheres as soon as it come into contact with surface of glass and cannot be adjusted.
Application pressure: press firmly (approx. 70N) for approx. 15 seconds.
In order to ensure that adhesion will be permanent, allow vehicle and affixed on-glass aerial to stand for approx. two hours at a temperature of min. 20°C.
3. Installation on vehicle
F 36 84 014 M
The illustration shows a Saloon model. The procedure for other models is the same.
All models except for 5 Series touring (E34/2) Measure and mark (with a marker pen) dimension A (center point of roof).
Affix on-glass aerial (1) in accordance with notes on affixing aerial (see section 2).
Connect aerial cable to connection box. Lay aerial cable along vehicle wiring harness from vehicle roof to sender/receiver and secure (at top of rear-window frame) with (supplied) cable straps and retaining clips.
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Only 5 Series touring (E34/2)
Affix on-glass aerial (1) adjacent to radio aerial (integrated in rear-left side window) on rear-left side window in accordance with notes on affixing aerial (see section 2).
Connect aerial cable to connection box. Lay aerial cable along vehicle wiring harness from vehicle roof to sender/receiver and secure with (supplied) cable straps.
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The aerial transmitter should be positioned vertically in order to achieve optimum transmitting and receiving power.
Secure aerial transmitter (1) to aerial base (2). Adjust position of aerial transmitter by bending it:
Gentle bending of the aerial transmitter is achieved by supporting the area of the transmitter being bent with a finger.
Secure the position of the aerial base (2) on the glass with one hand. With the other hand, hold the aerial transmitter (1) as low as possible and carefully bend until it is in a vertical position.
In the event that the internal unit (connection box) or aerial base become detached or are removed, these parts can be re-affixed using the repair kit for the on glass aerial (order No. 84 54 9 404 707).