Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 21:27:32 GMT From: johannes <johsnospamspamzefitter.com> Subject: Re: Replacing antenna - 90000
Al wrote: > > "MH" <nonospamo> wrote in message > news:eq8116$oac$1nospam2.zwoll1.ov.home.nl... > >> 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. > > > > I replaced the mast in our '95 900SE just this weekend; had to take > > everything apart to get the broken piece of nylon/plastic out. After that > > it was easy to put a new mast in. > > Hmm, it seems my mast changing experiences have all been pretty blessed!! > > Al Yes, took it to an independent workshop today, the piece of nylon was broken, so they had to take out the mechanism from inside the boot. The problem really started by damaging the mast when colliding with air vent pipes in an underground parking. When rectifying the mast it probably got significant resistance, which mast have worn out the plastic band. The workshop also fitted the new gearknob, also not so easy for the inexperienced.