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Hard to believe I know but the Sat Nav in my Laguna II is not working. I am getting a Red satellite icon and also next to it is a red disc/wheel icon. I have spoken to renault who have told me to buy a Tom Tom (genius). I do not have a bottomless pit of money but would prefer to have this one work. My main question is this: where does the cable from the fin run ? does it go through the internal rear view mirror ? I would like to check the connection myself as someone has messed in the mirror unit and I am wondering if they have disconnected something

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I cant help with the routing of the wire but I think its pretty common for the GPS aerial to fail. The fix is to purchase another GPS aerial from somewhere such as ebay.

Im sure if you do a forum search you will find quite a few threads on the topic which should help you out. :)
 

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It's VERY common for the aerial to fail.

I'm not sure about the tracing of the wire, but I just removed the sat nav computer from the glovebox, plugged the new one into the back which now sits on the dash and works perfectly.
 

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You don't even need to take the unit out of the glove box. Just remove the felt trim from behind the glove box and you can get at the connector.

I replaced the shark fin itself for £25. Search the forums for details.

Do you have a ST or saloon?

Ian
 

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Everything seems to be connected correctly to the back of the unit. When I re-insert the disc it registers it and will allow me to start a destination search, only prob is it then does nothing when I ask it to start navigation other than showing a spinning hourglass icon. I saw another thread that suggested if I have a red sat icon and a red disc icon that I am screwed but I would still prefer it to work. Does it sound feasible that the unit and the aerial have gone ?
 

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The red disc icon appears when the car is not on a mapped road. My disc is green until I go up the driveway, off the mapped road, then it turns red as the car is in an unknown location.

Have a look at the map, your GPS aerial is faulty, so the car will likely be in the middle of nowhere, not on a road, and this is why the red disc is displayed.
 

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Hi mate a red icon is the usual sign of the ariel wire fractured its a common fault,as suggested get a magnetic unit off e.bay or from www.t-era.co.uk..if you Google matra sport dk cars espace vault 3729A this is a carminat manual for sat nav with trouble shooting guides,hope it helps you like it helped me..
 

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The red disc icon appears when the car is not on a mapped road. My disc is green until I go up the driveway, off the mapped road, then it turns red as the car is in an unknown location.

Have a look at the map, your GPS aerial is faulty, so the car will likely be in the middle of nowhere, not on a road, and this is why the red disc is displayed.
My carminat system did the same (red disc) until I bought a disc (ebay), so worth checking it out on the main road. If it is the disc, or lack of, check out ebay or sat-navi - don't go to renault unless you want to part with 200 of your hard earned.
 
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