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what is that little square black thing on my roof?

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Old 05-22-2010, 02:16 PM
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2010 dodge ram 1500, there is a little square black thing on the roof on the passenger side near the back

what is that thing?
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:26 PM
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Its your navigation or sirius radio antenna.
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:36 PM
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thanks!
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:07 PM
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Its your antenna for your Sirius Radio.

Your antenna for the navigation is in your dash ontop of your RER Radio.
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:31 PM
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What's that little dome looking thing at the base of the windshield about dead center where it meets the dashboard.

Why is it called a dashboard?
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:38 PM
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I believe that little dome thing is a light sensor....

The term dashboard comes from when it was originally just a board at the front of a horse-drawn carriage, the board to prevent things getting thrown up at the passengers from the horses feet.... when they dash..... ha
 
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:39 PM
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isnt the gps antenna on the drivers rear roof and sirius on th epass rear roof. i dont know how the antenna can work for the gps being inside the dash.
 
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isnt the gps antenna on the drivers rear roof and sirius on th epass rear roof. i dont know how the antenna can work for the gps being inside the dash.
I have no idea where the antenna for the GPS on nav-enabled models works, but having it around the dash area isn't necessarily that bad of a location. Look at all the portable GPS devices that work attached to the windshield, stuck to the dash, or hanging off of the dashboard.

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The Nav antenna is in the dash basically on top of the radio.
 
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ok here is the answer for all the antennas on the truck.

rear passanger - sat radio
rear driver - sat video
under dashboard - gps
 
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