Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 23:08:31 +1200
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: Re: Replacing antenna - 90000

> > "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 > > > > > > 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. >> >> I think you just need to pull to overcome the resistance of the motor (the >> toothed nylon belt is wrapped around the drive wheel in the motorised >> bit). >> >> These instructions are pretty good... >> >> >> >> Whilst in this example the aerial unit is out the car, it is just the same >> with the unit fitted, >> >> Andy >> -- >> Andrew Sinclair > > 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

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