Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 15:06:35 GMT
From: "Al" <>
Subject: Re: Replacing antenna - 90000

"Richard Sutherland-Smith" <> wrote in message >> >> "Andrew Sinclair" <> wrote in message >> >>> In message <>, johannes >>> <> writes >>>> >>>>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? >> With the nut removed, turn the radio on and the motor should then push up >> the aerial and spew out the nylon tail too. At this point it may help to >> "assist" the motor by pulling. >> >> Meanwhile, you have taken notice of which side of the hole the nylon >> teeth >> are. >> >> Once out, get your new aerial and feed the nylon tail into the hole, >> with >> the nylon teeth oriented the way the old one came out. NOW get an >> assistant >> to trun the radio off. Giving the nylon tail a slight push the motor >> should >> catch the teeth and draw it in. Again you may need to assist the motor >> in >> getting the mast itself in. (Do this with the mast fully collapsed) >> >> Replace nut - Job done. >> >> I've used this technique several times after my brother in law showed me >> how >> it's done. He fits stereos, DVDs alarms radar detectors, phone kits etc >> to >> some very exotic vehicles for a living so he knows his stuff. >> >> Al > You ignore the fact that the broken bit of the mast is usually > corroded into the base of the mechanism. I haven't had one yet that > just winds out and winds in the new one; I have had to dismantle the > whole mechanism. > > -- > > Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith > 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 4500, NZ No I don't. I've done three of these so far. One on my 9000, one on a NG900 and one on my C900. In none of these cases was anything corroded to anything. Therefore since in my experience this doesn't happen, I have ignored nothing. Usually (100% of the time in my experience) removal/replacement using an industry recognized procedure works. As for dismantling old mechanisms, you are kidding right? Either you couldn't get hold of a cheap OEM replacement in NZ, or you have way too much spare time! Al

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