Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 15:32:57 GMT From: johannes <johsnospamnospamfitter.com> Subject: Re: Replacing antenna - 90000
Andrew Sinclair wrote: > > In message <1e52bea44e.Richardnospamard.ss.clear.net.nz>, Richard > Sutherland-Smith <richard.ssnospamr.net.nz> writes > >> I am thinking of replacing the whole antenna incl motor, but to do this > >> I have to remove the lining in the boot (trunk). How difficult is this? > >> Do you need any special tools? > >On my CS Aero, you pull off the rubber trunk seal which also holds the > >lining in. From what I remember it is fairly obvious once you are in > >there. When I was replacong the broken aerial, the old stub wouldn't > >come out and I had to dismantle the whole thing, so I could push it > >out from below. > > > Are you sure you need to replace the whole aerial assembly? If the mast > has been snapped then all you need buy is a new mast, a lot cheaper. > Undo the nut on the outside, remove the remains of the old mast (will > have a long white nylon 'tail' attached to it) then feed in the new mast > and tail then do up nut. Thx. Undid the outside nut, but the mast is still attached to the main body of the aerial. How do I remove the mast without taking out the mechanism from inside? I have got the replacement aerial with the nylon tail, it also came with a small tube of the diameter as the mast and about 1.5" in length, and another larger tube which looks like a turning tool.