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Car Ariel

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Crazyjester900, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Crazyjester900

    Crazyjester900 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys,

    My car ariel does not go all the way down,
    i can hear the motor working for the correct
    amount of time, but the ariel does not go down all the way?

    It does not go up either.... But the motor runs when i turn
    the radio on or the car on and off...

    Someone needs to tell the motor that the ariel is not moving??

    Any idea's?

    Also how do i can to the ariel to check it out?
    any HOWTO guides?

    Thanks


    Brad
     

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    Crazyjester900

    Crazyjester900 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Any Idea's?
     
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    Howard Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Possibly stripped teeth on the mechanism.

    Just buy a new aerial , they are cheap.
     
  4. gurpz

    gurpz Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, VERY common problem you will need a replacement mast but be sure to by a genuine Hirschmann one with H 11 on the tip (correct one for the W202). Its around £20 here in the UK from the dealers.

    Very easy to replace too with the help of this guide:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/m.coxon2/areialmast.html
     
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    Crazyjester900 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ok, is it easy to replace yourself?
     
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    Crazyjester900

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    so do i need just the mast,
    or the whole thing including a motor?

    Thanks
     
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    You can only replace the aerial mast if yours is an original Hirschman aerial. If it's not then you can buy a replacement car aerial made by Autoleads quite cheaply.
     
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    went and check it has the H 11 on it i'd like to keep it OEM as possible so i'll try track down an original..

    Thanks
     
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    The dealer can supply you with a mast or you can look on ebay, I think they're about 20 pounds here, whatever that works out to in dollars.... It may be cheaper where you are.
     
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    20 ponds is 45 bucks!

    i tried to undo the bolt at the base of the mast,
    it just sheered off and broke, so now it's broke.

    :( fantastic
     
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    Spinal Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sorry to bust the bubble, but a H11 mast from a dealer has gone up to £50... I ended up buying one off eBay for £20ish...
     
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    if its getting stuck it probably just wanted some 3 in 1 oil... but now its broke you will need a new one.

    You can buy a "hengst" one from Euro or GSF for around £30-40.
     
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