Where to install GPS and 4g antenna

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  1. abubin

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    I am installing head unit. Still not decided where to install the antennas which need to be placed outside the dash board.

    Can I know where you guys install them?

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    I installed a nav unit add on to my '14 Scion iQ. It does not have the 2nd antenna just the GPS one. Interestingly enough the Scion/Toyota prescribed location was right in front of the radio unit inside the dash.....

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    2nd gen tacoma had the gps above the radio, mounted under the dash.

    Aftermarket radio I just ran it and mount it above the dash.
     
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    for the GPS antenna, I installed it under the dashboard on top of a metal platform of the car subframe. I have tested it to be strong enough.

    As for the 4G antennas, I stick them under the flat side between the a-pillar and the dash.

    Here below the plastic bracket on each side.

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    A little different since this was for a dashcam that is already at the top of the windshield, but there was space inside the inner roof where I put the GPS dongle. If your cable is long enough and you feel like taking everything apart the pillar that is an option.

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