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Old 06-09-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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Car Ariel

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


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Old 06-09-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:32 AM   #3
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Possibly stripped teeth on the mechanism.

Just buy a new aerial , they are cheap.
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
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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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ok, is it easy to replace yourself?
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so do i need just the mast,
or the whole thing including a motor?

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

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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..

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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..

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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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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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