M3 e46 GPS Antenna location

hardware installation for the RaceCapture Plug & Play, including custom installations
Post Reply
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:07 pm

M3 e46 GPS Antenna location

Post by M3Clubsport »


I’m about to install a Racecapture Track in my e46 M3 and wonder about the GPS antenna location.
I found the oem antenna located under the rear parcel shelf and for a nice and clean installation I thought I’d install the new racecapture antenna there too. But does it dramatically lower the reception and thereby performance/accuracy of the data logging to have it there and not in clear view of the sky?
920764A7-7718-40B8-B0A3-89017F2907D3.jpeg (94.19 KiB) Viewed 6075 times
E46 M3 Clubsport

Site Admin
Posts: 6281
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:36 am

Post by brentp »

Hi, the roof is always the best location: https://wiki.autosportlabs.com/RaceCapture_GPS

Front dash and rear parcel shelf can be options, but you should test carefully before counting on it. Also, the rear heater wires may also interfere with reception as well.

Let us know what your testing finds out!
Brent Picasso
CEO and Founder, Autosport Labs
Facebook | Twitter

Post Reply