Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-17-2012, 11:12 AM
hotdog1
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 58
Antenna Cable Replcement

On my 87 300D I'm trying to replace a broken radio antenna coax cable. The connector in the trunk broke. Tried spliceing in a salvaged end connector but the center wire in the coax cable is so delicate the fix only lasted a couple of weeks. I bought a NOS cable. Trying to remove the old cable is a real pain in the you know what. It got stuck in the center tunnel. Any suggestions on how to thread the new cable through the trunk to the radio?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-17-2012, 11:21 AM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
you should be able to take the whole mechanism out of your car, open the case and remove it that way. I think there is pictures around about that
__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-17-2012, 07:03 PM
hotdog1
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 58
I'm sorry maybe I miss communucated. The cable I want to replace is the whole coax cable between the radio and the antenna. Is there an easy way to thread it through the acr?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-18-2012, 12:01 AM
Aquaticedge's Avatar
Bump on a log
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: See Biography
Posts: 3,148
OH! I thought you were talking about the mast... I highly doubt you'll have an easy time threading that sucker through the car. it loops around a lot to get to the radio.. might have to almost gut the interior to replace it.
__________________
hum.....
1987 300TD 311,000M Stolen. Presumed destroyed
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-18-2012, 02:20 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
It follow`s along various wire bundles and is zip tied with the bundles. so won`t be able to just pull it out.

Lift out the back seat bottom, and see where it comes into the cabin from the trunk. lift up the carpet and see if it runs along with the vacuum lines under the black cover plate towards the drivers seat, and then maybe across the front of the drivers seat and under the consoul to the radio. may be the most likely route.

Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ilys/boobs.gif


Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-18-2012, 04:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
To replace mine (124 250D right hand drive) the rear seat back had to be removed, 3 bolts along the bottom edge and lift a little to unhook it at the top.

The Coax comes thru the rear bulkhead, under the rear seat and into the plastic wiring trunk that runs along the cars floor, then up to the radio under the carpet at about the same fore/aft place as the radio. The front seat secures the carpet down so that has to come out along with the clip on trim at the bottom of the front & rear doors, easy to do, it just takes a little time, the opportunity to give it a good clean out in the places you just cant access shouldn't be missed.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page