Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 07:17:01 -0600 From: "Rod H" <rodhoggnospamnet> Subject: Re: Replacing antenna - 90000
If you check e-bay you will see replacement mast listed. I need to replace mine but am going to wait till gets warmer. rod "johannes" <johsnospamfitter.com> wrote in message news:45AA950E.CBB2AA3Cnospamfitter.com... > > > 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. > > OK it's worth a try. The mast was bent by reversing under some kind of > air conditioning structure in parking basement, one of those big square > pipework. Always reminds me of films where the actor escapes through > such pipes. The mast no longer moves, but the motor sounds ok.