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    Simple radio antenna

    Does anyone else not like the simple radio antenna? The escalades have 2 nice looking antennas(2004 w/ nav) on top of the car and a regular old antenna sticking up from the hood. It makes the car look cheap. Cadillac should replace that antenna with a little rubber stub in the rear of the car like my ml 320. Agree/disagree?


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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    I have no antenna's other than the little ones on the roof, they are built into the glass on my 03', I did not know they changed back in 04'

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    i don't mind the antenna and i've found that the smaller ones usually don't get as good reception. personally if they did anything i'd rather see them get a window mounted antenna. i don't think a small one would change the look much.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    I get just about the same reception out of th escalade with the big antenna and my ml 320 with the little stub. I think the stub makes the car look more luxurious. I wouldn't mind a window mounted one either. We have had 2 regular antennas stolen from our cars and I don't want another.

    maybe the addition of xm has something to do with the change from last year.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    i don't know. i guess if done right it'd be ok. but i installed a small one on a car one time and it was so bad i ripped it all out that night.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    I know that factory installed cell phone antennas are much better than when you put them on yourself.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    I have a short (maybe 14") polished billet one on my truck, have not had any reception problems.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    I have a 2004 and I don't have an antenna on my hood.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    I have a 2004 and do have an antenna...isn't that weird. My antenna has a normal center metal cyliner (like any not retracting antenna) and then a wire that wraps around cylinder from the bottom to the top in a spiral design...almost liek 2 seperate antennas as one...

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    Do you have navigation? How many black antennas do you have on the roof?

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    Yep Nav and XM, and 2 on the roof.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuap
    I have a 2004 and do have an antenna...isn't that weird. My antenna has a normal center metal cyliner (like any not retracting antenna) and then a wire that wraps around cylinder from the bottom to the top in a spiral design...almost liek 2 seperate antennas as one...

    Do you have any pics? I have never seen a 2004 Escalade with an antenna on the hood.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    I had a 2003 with no antenna except a small black rubber one on the roof and also have a 2004 with 2 small black rubber ones on the roof (one for XM and one for Nav/Onstar). I have never ever seen an Escalade with a antenna on the hood

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    Is there a way to upload the pictures to a database here or something? I took pictures, although it was humid and the lense kept fogging. Or, I can send them to someone if they wish to post them.

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    Re: Simple radio antenna

    Sorry, but my question about do you have nav and xm was directed to 2004. joshuap, you have the same things i have.

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