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Can I install my gps antenna (Alpine INE-w957hd) inside the dash or does it need to on the top of dash or roof. Of course I want to hide it but I want it to work. What can I get away with?
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You can put it inside of the dash as long as their’s no metal surface above it
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Default Re: GPS antenna install question?

I have fitted gps aerials inside roof linings, the whole it needs to see the sky thing is a thing... until you actually fit a gps aerial in a roof lining and it still works, takes longer to pick up a signal in some cases but once it has a lock it definitely works just as well as one that sees the sky from a dash top or wherever...

And yes I do it for a job (all police cars have a fleet tracker installed), and yes I have seen data on a laptop that says it performs the exact same way as a skyward one, and yes I was insistent it wouldn’t work for weeks before I went on the course and saw the actual data... and yes I thought the guy doing the course was gonna get show up...

So yes under the top of a dashboard is fine 👍🏼 And works just as well as on top despite what common gps guidance says and states
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Inside the dash as parallel to the ground as possible and preferably on top of metal brace/support. Works just fine.
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Default Re: GPS antenna install question?

The magnetic plates they come with make a difference. Use it. I've been putting them on dash's for 20 years with great results.

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