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    Posted: 27-Feb-2014 at 05:13
Hey, does anyone out there have a gray W8 that has a short or shark fin antenna just for cosmetics? if so, where did you get it? cant seem to find one that would match the color and fit. thanks in advance!
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2014 at 05:20
I think they all come in black or at least the early ones did, mine is black. I haven't installed it yet.
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  Quote swalker13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2014 at 05:31
Damn, starting to wish my car was black haha. Thanks tho and beautiful car btw
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2014 at 06:15
Thanks! I can't wait 'til spring/summer so I can put all the goodies on it.

Here is the antenna I got:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Passat-2009-ANTENNA-ROOF-MOUNTED-PHONE-REA-GLOSS-BLACK-09-PASSAT-09-CC-/160952707823
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2014 at 15:42
Not all antennas are black, especially shark fins. There's several cars with color matched shark fins. Or just get a black one and have it painted. I can see not finding a picture of one on a W8, but there's TONs of shark fins out there to choose from, so you shouldn't have a problem finding one.

This is the one I have
http://www.amazon.com/Aerial-Antenna-1998-2004-1996-2000-Reception/dp/B00F0HKOB8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1393511985&sr=8-5&keywords=passat+shark+fin

This one you could easy have painted to match your car since it's already smooth and not textured like mine.
http://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Scirocco-Decoration-Reception-Function/dp/B00F4N4LTY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393512028&sr=8-1&keywords=passat+shark+fin

But I honestly think it's ok if it's textured like to OEM antenna. It's more "OEM+" to me. Passats have enough black plastic on them I think that a black antenna isn't a problem.
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2014 at 18:08
Mine looks more like the second one, but it's OEM VW. There are also the kind that just stick on with double sided tape.
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  Quote swalker13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Feb-2014 at 22:37
Thanks guys, yeah I guess i could just go with a black one. My only other question is how are they installed? Do I need to remove the headliner and everything?
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Feb-2014 at 00:51
Yes, it seems so, when it warms up I'll install mine and take notes for you.
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Feb-2014 at 01:41
Originally posted by swalker13

Thanks guys, yeah I guess i could just go with a black one. My only other question is how are they installed? Do I need to remove the headliner and everything?


Yes, you don't need to remove it completely, just need to be able to lower it a bit.
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  Quote swalker13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Feb-2014 at 02:25
Thanks a Lot guys! You 2 seem like the "go to" guys on the forum haha. Let me know how your installation goes. Im going to order mine tonight. And Superman, i posted a pic of the motorsport rims in my "new registration". Lmk what you think.
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