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Old 02-01-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by charmalu View Post
What a coincidence this thread came up, yesterday me and a member on Benz World pulled one of these metal cased antennas out of a 81 280E. thing looked brand new. car looked to have been always garaged.

we put power to it through the plug wires, and would not respond, finally with the cover off and taking the mast apart and pulling out the cable, got the motor to run ea way.
then fished the cable back in, and the motor wound the cabe in. after this the relay started to click.

so just left it there. probably something simple, but Iam not good with electrical things.

It looks like we need an antenna DIY Charlie...

...are you sure you can't do electrickery?
1992 W201 190E 1.8 171,000 km - Daily driver
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
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I'm here to chat about cars and to help others - I'm not here "to always be right" like an internet warrior

Don't leave that there - I'll take it to bits!
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