W202 Antenna/Aerial mast Cost

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  1. Spinal

    Spinal Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So I need to replace my aerial (again...) I called up my local dealership, the parts desk of which is usually manned by an elderly Sikh who is VERY friendly and helpful - but most of all he knows his stuff!

    Instead I got a moderately helpful chap who seemed a bit lost. I explained that I didn't have the part number, but if I gave him my chassis number if he could identify the part. He put me on hold and after a minute or so said he could... (and even after this he asked if the part was made by mercedes??)

    Eventually, I got quoted £50-something + VAT for the mast... This seems strangely expensive, I seem to remember paying £20-odd last time... I thanked him and told him I'd have to think about it.

    Do W202s have more than one mast, or is it one-type-fits-all? If so, does anyone have a part number? (or even better, an online supplier?) Ideally OEM... but I don't think I'm willing to pay £50 for a set of straws stuck into one another!

    TIA,
    Michele
     
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    You need the Hirscham H11 mast for the W202 pre facelift and as I recall is around £20.
     
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    After looking at this advert:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENUINE-Merce...7781545QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
    I went out and had a look at the car's antenna... it IS mushroom shaped and does indeed have a "h11" stylized on the top...

    You don't happen to know the part number, do you? I had a look on http://www.mercedes-benz-parts.co.uk, but I can't seem to find anything coherent... (the part number the ebay seller lists is for a MAS sensor)

    Michele
     
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    This is a Hirschmann AUTA 6000 KE-F 474, if yours is the same as this then the ebay one is the correct one.
    I think the mast would be much the same price at the dealers.
    Sorry don’t have a part number for the mast but the part number on the aerial, pictured, is 202 820 21 75

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    The ebay one is £25.00 with p&p, I'm pretty sure I didn't pay that much to my local parts bod. They usually have them in stock.
     
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    Spinal

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    Same... I know it's only £6 or £7 difference, but I also like having the MB receipt to add to my (fairly large) portfolio of receipts for the car!

    I might just buy an EPC disk on eBay and have a look at the part-number, those disks can always come in handy in future....

    Dec: My motor works... at least, it sounds like it's trying... I think it's just the mast that is jammed...
    Michele
     
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    So I bought the mast on eBay...

    I had a look on the EPC... I get 4 part numbers:
    A 202 827 0401 Telescopic Antenna
    A 202 827 0054 Tube (antenna)
    A 000 540 1608 Adapter Cable
    N 0000 0000 1933 Screw

    Next, I did a lookup for those part on Inchcape....
    A 202 827 0401 Telescopic Ante £56.58
    A 202 827 0054 Tube £22.84
    N 0000 0000 1933 Screw £0.37
    A 000 540 1608 Cable Harness £26.12

    Now... I have the EPC on another machine, but looking at the exploded diagram, it would appear that I need part '85' of the diagram (the £56 part) as that looks like the mast. The only other think which is similar is part '86' (A 202 827 0054 Tube £22.84) which looks like the base of the mast - but I doubt this is the part I need...

    Hence, for once, eBay seems to be cheaper for an OEM part than the dealer!

    Michele
     
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    Well they must have shot up in price, I'm forever popping into the MB parts dept for a new mast, always less than £25.....
     

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