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I believe that if you don't have built in GPS its just a shell...is there any way to remove it? (I will be putting it back I want to see whats behind it and such...)<br>Thanks.
 

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Re: Any way to remove the shark fin? (chromecarz00)

<A HREF="http://vccs.volvocars.se/accessories/ii/vccsMawebTransform.asp?type=html&uid=8e6812d7-b7b4-491c-b07d-b693152f0980&culturecode=en-GB" TARGET="_blank">http://vccs.volvocars.se/acces...en-GB</A><p>According to this write up (scroll down a bit) it's just held on by adhesive tape. I would think you could pull it off and remount with new double sided tape.<p>Good luck!
 

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Re: Any way to remove the shark fin? (Veefifty T5AWD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Veefifty T5AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">According to this write up (scroll down a bit) it's just held on by adhesive tape. I would think you could pull it off and remount with new double sided tape.<p>Good luck!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmm... so only the adhesive tape and the pins are holding it down to the roof. Anyone had any cases of the fin flying off the car while driving due to weathering? Thankfully mine's still tight despite all the rubbing I've done to it to get the dirt off when washing the car.
 

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Re: Any way to remove the shark fin? (frontwheeldriven)

We are instructed to use like fishing line although its not called that which snaps into this "special tool" that just holds the line tight. We drag it accross underneath the fin and it cuts thru the adhesive. If you pry on it you WILL dent your roof cap.<p>For most like the C30's ive done there are holes in your roof cap which would need plugged or as long as you installed another shark fin was able to seal it you would be fine.
 

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Re: Any way to remove the shark fin? (chromecarz00)

If you remove the rear seat overhead light console, you can see the hole and the fin. Not too much to see.
 

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Yeah pretty much, just try as little as possible to actually lift or pry on the fin. The roof cap is very weak and ive damaged one before <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Any way to remove the shark fin? (Delhibeli)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Delhibeli</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you remove the rear seat overhead light console, you can see the hole and the fin. Not too much to see.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed. I installed my XM antenna in the shark fin. <p>There is a small plastic clip that hold a mini-coax connector for the GPS antenna. I don't have navigation, but the cable is there and ready for it. <p>I imagine they are all pre-wired from the factory...?
 

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ANYONE ANSWER :)

2 questions <p><br>1- What do we plug the holes with if we want the fin gone,,,<p>2- Where can we buy other fins if we want to select another ?
 

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Re: ANYONE ANSWER :) (jdsr917)

Could dry carbon wrap your roof, that would cover the holes... and as long as the fin was big enough to cover the holes any factory fin should work.
 

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Re: ANYONE ANSWER :) (ForceFed Motorsports)

IDEAS IDEAS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: ANYONE ANSWER :) (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Could dry carbon wrap your roof, that would cover the holes... and as long as the fin was big enough to cover the holes any factory fin should work.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Way to give away my idea. <br>Lol not quite there but along those lines cosmetics....
 

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Re: Any way to remove the shark fin? (Dede)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dede</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Agreed. I installed my XM antenna in the shark fin. <p>There is a small plastic clip that hold a mini-coax connector for the GPS antenna. I don't have navigation, but the cable is there and ready for it. <p>I imagine they are all pre-wired from the factory...?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>FYI, this is the plug that fits under the shark fin hole.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www3.sympatico.ca/apregent/photo/SharkFin_content.JPG" BORDER="0">
 
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