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Morning all, I am new on here and this is my first post. The Sat Nav on my B8.5 Sportback S5 has recently developed a glitch whereby it doesn’t seem to recognise my location. I booked it in at my local dealership for an update which I thought might solve the issue but I was then given just a plain stupid quote of £288! (I probably would have been ok paying £150 - £200 but close to ££300, NO). I put in the same service request with a few more dealers to see who will give me the best quote but in the meantime, I thought I’ll come on here to see if anyone has had a similar issue, and I am glad I did because it seems a few people on here have. From reading through the threads, I am pretty certain what my car needs is new roof antenna. The only question I have which no one seems to have detailed, ‘what is the cost to replace the antenna’? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Welcome to the forum. No idea on cost, but the dealer price will be expensive and i think it will need painting too. Try eBay, but there are 3 versions supporting GSM/GPS/webasto heater etc.

You can try fitting a cheap GPS puck on top of the glovebox. I did this when retrofitting Navigation in an A3 years ago. Worked fine.
 

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Welcome to the forum. No idea on cost, but the dealer price will be expensive and i think it will need painting too. Try eBay, but there are 3 versions supporting GSM/GPS/webasto heater etc.

You can try fitting a cheap GPS puck on top of the glovebox. I did this when retrofitting Navigation in an A3 years ago. Worked fine.
Thanks John, that might well be an option.
 

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You’ll need a GPS puck with a Fakra connector so it plugs straight into the back of the MMI unit in the dash. Lots on eBay for around £10
 

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Hiya Dipo welcome to the best forum ever!!! And welcome to the worst stealer network too haha!!!! Wot a bunch of money grabbers eh????? You may wish to invest in a VCDS product which allows you to do loads of stuff with your car and avoid the official dealers too!! See Ross-Tech: VCDS their web site is awful but the products are great!!!
 

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Common problem. Just fit aftermarket GPS (blue fakra) instead. Costs about a tenner. Make sure you have the keys to unlock the MMI from its cradle. These keys also cost next to nothing.
 

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Hiya Dipo welcome to the best forum ever!!! And welcome to the worst stealer network too haha!!!! Wot a bunch of money grabbers eh????? You may wish to invest in a VCDS product which allows you to do loads of stuff with your car and avoid the official dealers too!! See Ross-Tech: VCDS their web site is awful but the products are great!!!
Thanks for the info and sorry for the late response, my alerts went into my junk folder.
 

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Common problem. Just fit aftermarket GPS (blue fakra) instead. Costs about a tenner. Make sure you have the keys to unlock the MMI from its cradle. These keys also cost next to nothing.
Many thanks for the info.
 
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