Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

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Ransoman

858 posts

74 months

Wednesday 13th July
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Big milestone today.

The PCP agreement ended on my 595 145. I love the car so much that I have paid the balloon payment and now own it outright!

Drooles

1,149 posts

40 months

Wednesday 13th July
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Ransoman said:
Big milestone today.

The PCP agreement ended on my 595 145. I love the car so much that I have paid the balloon payment and now own it outright!
Excellent! I may well do the same with my Comp if it proves as reliable as my last one…

crivers

1 posts

1 month

Wednesday 2nd November
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Hi All

Just touching upon the aerial button, does anyone have this installed with the Sat Nav option?

Picked up a 2018 Comp a few weeks ago with the Aerial button installed, the Sat Nav doesn’t get a GPS fix but the compass is working fine??

Spoke to Abarth countless times to check connections on the Uconnect Live services and they reckon everything fine on their end, Dealer wants £135.00 to just diagnose what the issue is, after doing some research of my own and finding the original stalk aerial in the boot I’ve come to the conclusion that either the aerial isn’t wired up or installed properly, the FM stereo has an external aerial that sticks on the back window, what about the DAB version?

ecsrobin

15,338 posts

149 months

Wednesday 2nd November
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crivers said:
Hi All

Just touching upon the aerial button, does anyone have this installed with the Sat Nav option?

Picked up a 2018 Comp a few weeks ago with the Aerial button installed, the Sat Nav doesn’t get a GPS fix but the compass is working fine??

Spoke to Abarth countless times to check connections on the Uconnect Live services and they reckon everything fine on their end, Dealer wants £135.00 to just diagnose what the issue is, after doing some research of my own and finding the original stalk aerial in the boot I’ve come to the conclusion that either the aerial isn’t wired up or installed properly, the FM stereo has an external aerial that sticks on the back window, what about the DAB version?
So the comps all came with stalk aerials accept the performance pack equipped cars which had the button. You could for £100 get the button aerial as an option and the FM/DAB aerial is built into the rear glass on the right hand side. And looks like this:





If yours doesn’t look like that I suspect someone’s just purchased the plug and swapping back might fix the problem if the GPS uses that as a signal?

Edited by ecsrobin on Wednesday 2nd November 16:07

geeks

Original Poster:

8,144 posts

123 months

Wednesday 2nd November
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ecsrobin said:
crivers said:
Hi All

Just touching upon the aerial button, does anyone have this installed with the Sat Nav option?

Picked up a 2018 Comp a few weeks ago with the Aerial button installed, the Sat Nav doesn’t get a GPS fix but the compass is working fine??

Spoke to Abarth countless times to check connections on the Uconnect Live services and they reckon everything fine on their end, Dealer wants £135.00 to just diagnose what the issue is, after doing some research of my own and finding the original stalk aerial in the boot I’ve come to the conclusion that either the aerial isn’t wired up or installed properly, the FM stereo has an external aerial that sticks on the back window, what about the DAB version?
So the comps all came with stalk aerials accept the performance pack equipped cars which had the button. You could for £100 get the button aerial as an option and the FM/DAB aerial is built into the rear glass on the right hand side. And looks like this:





If yours doesn’t look like that I suspect someone’s just purchased the plug and swapping back might fix the problem if the GPS uses that as a signal?

Edited by ecsrobin on Wednesday 2nd November 16:07
I had a 2018 Comp with the PP and genuinely have no idea what either of you are on about?

ecsrobin

15,338 posts

149 months

Wednesday 2nd November
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geeks said:
I had a 2018 Comp with the PP and genuinely have no idea what either of you are on about?
The car aerial on normal models is like a bee sting coming out the roof.



The comp with performance pack or as an optional extra could replace that with a metal disc



If it had the disc fitted then the aerial was in the rear right window.

Squadrone Rosso

2,442 posts

131 months

Wednesday 2nd November
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The gps antenna is behind the dash, below the windscreen on the cross beam.

geeks

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8,144 posts

123 months

Thursday 3rd November
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ecsrobin said:
geeks said:
I had a 2018 Comp with the PP and genuinely have no idea what either of you are on about?
The car aerial on normal models is like a bee sting coming out the roof.



The comp with performance pack or as an optional extra could replace that with a metal disc



If it had the disc fitted then the aerial was in the rear right window.
Oh I see haha sorry I thought button referred to an actual button not the disc on the roof lol.

RATATTAK

7,678 posts

173 months

Thursday 3rd November
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geeks said:
ecsrobin said:
geeks said:
I had a 2018 Comp with the PP and genuinely have no idea what either of you are on about?
The car aerial on normal models is like a bee sting coming out the roof.



The comp with performance pack or as an optional extra could replace that with a metal disc





If it had the disc fitted then the aerial was in the rear right window.
Oh I see haha sorry I thought button referred to an actual button not the disc on the roof lol.
Here's the disc on my Rosso Officine: