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I had a copy of elearn for the 159 over a year ago, which was useful when changing the dash trim, but we have moved over to macs now and it doesn't work.

Would anyone be able to have a quick mooch and see if they can find the location of the GPS receiver on the 159 2008 on?
I have a 1.9jtdm LE and I can't use the nav part of the Blue and Me Nav. So I'm trying to find the GPS receiver and check it is connected etc.

A pdf copy of that page would be amazing!

Much appreciated.
 

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Thanks Marc. :thumbs:

This diagram shows the in-built sat nav (as in the full screen version). I assume the Blue and Me Nav has the same aerial connection, there shouldn't be one elsewhere.

So, I will start with the fuse to the aerial, then might have to have the roof lining down.....gulp...
Also, it might be worth looking behind the stereo, see if there is a connection there.

Thanks again.
 

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Come to think of it, the radio reception isn't that great, so maybe the power to the aerial is out. Hmmmm...
 

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I did have parallels running, but the license ran out. When at work I use an app called Cord. It lets me access the admin server virtually. Works well for the programs that only run on Windows (such as all of our finance!).

But can't access at home.

The fuse for the radio is fine. There isn't a specific one for the Blue and Me Nav, even checked the ones marked "Services". all ok.
So, radio out tomorrow. See if there is a connection lose under there.
 

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Had the headunit out, all the connections seems fine.

Have found the radio reception is poor, especially MW. Works well listening to Five Live when the engine is off, but turn it on and the signal vanishes, massive interference.

As the aerial conncector is good on the headunit, I am assuming the aerial booster is duff.
Anyone know where it is? Got a feeling its behind the off side rear pillar trim.

Any thoughts?
 

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Had the electrical side checked out by my local specialist, no errors shown for the system, so, we worked out that it must be a physical connection somewhere.
So, the radio and climate system will be taken out, as will the entire B and M system. Will double check all the connections and re-fit.

If that isn't a fix, the roof lining will have to come down to get at the aerial in the roof, check the connectors there. If no joy then, will try to follow the coaxial all the way from the aerial to the head unit......:wow:

I WILL get it working. Wish me luck.
 

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I 'think' (please don't quote me here) that the roof aerial has an amplifier in it as well. That may have gone kerput
 

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I'm beginning to think it might be the aerial amplifier as well. The radio reception is poor.

Anyone know where it is? I'm thinking the off side rear pillar. Anyone know for sure before I start ripping trim out.....

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Well, have had a an hour to investigate and am still non the wiser!

The connectors to the blue and me are all tight, there seem to be two coax connectors to the B and M unit, as well as the usual "clip".
I followed these around the dash, down to the footwell of the drivers side (as can be seen in the photo, one is for the radio aerial, the smaller diameter cables are for the Blue and Me connector, presumably for the sat nav.

These 3 cables then follow under the drivers seat, and then under the trim by the rear seat, leading up into the pillar on the drivers side.
I unclipped all the trim and can follow the cables perfectly.
These 3 cables then follow up into the ceiling, and directly into the aerial itself.

I can't see a booster anywhere at all. Any thoughts?

Maybe the send/receiver in the aerial has broken? But this would have thrown up an error on the computer surely?

Am lost now, ideas anyone, please??
 

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Won't the people you bought the car off pay for this as it was faulty from the word go:confused:
 

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I'm trying to find the fault first SR, no body seems to know what the issue is currently. FiatScan doesn't show any fault codes at all. Hence why I'm trying to trace the physical connections.

PITA really but want it to work.
 

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I've tracked down a 159 LE that is breaking, got a price on the GPS aerial. Think I will buy it, fit and see if that is the issue. If it is, will bill the garage I bought the car from. Fingers crossed..........:(
 

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Seeing as you have found the connectors, have you tried unplgging them 1 at a time to see which, if any, have an effect? This would narrow your diagnosis.
Interesting that there's 3 cables going to the aerial area. Off the top of my head, this would make me think there was a "masthead" booster directly below the aerial (amplifier as close to the incoming signal as possible to maximise signal to noise ratio). Is one of the cables powered?
 

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I've tracked down a 159 LE that is breaking, got a price on the GPS aerial. Think I will buy it, fit and see if that is the issue. If it is, will bill the garage I bought the car from. Fingers crossed..........:(
Can you let me know where this is please? Don't worry I don't want an aerial
 

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Have you had a look at ePer?
ePer

It shows different part No.s for the Aerial and it's "support" for the Nav versions. It might be as simple as the wrong aerial fitted?
 
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