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Replacement Aerial

Post by dee26173 on Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:29 am

Morning all,

Tony was kind enough to send me a replacement aerial as some turd guff snapped mine off.

Can anyone shed some light as to how to replace it please. I can't actually see where it runs from the door frame. Do I need to remove my dash panel? Shocked Shocked
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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by dee26173 on Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:02 am

OMG who would have thought that replacing a fecking aerial would be such a chore. My aerial cable seems to have taken a trip round my whole dash. I thought I was gonna get away with just removing the aerial on the outside, running the cable to the back of my stero and voila but NO it aint that simple. I have a replacement aerial and honestly thought it was a case of just connecting the outcome to the cable but the cable is fitted to a plastic part of the aerial. Has anyone replaced their aerial, if so can you tell me how you did it please.

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Post by PFM on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:26 am

I haven't done it yet on a Hijet, but usually I:

1. Remove aerial plug from back of radio and tie a piece of string securely round the cable so the plug prevents the string falling off.
2. Undo the aerial fixings and gently pull cable through hole in bodywork. (Some jiggling under the dash may be required to enable cable to work round other leads, etc - another pair of hands/eyes comes in useful)
3. Remove string from old aerial and fix to new.
4. Guide cable into vehicle from outside using string to pull through.
5. Fix aerial and plug in.

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Post by leopard_pagan on Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:59 pm

"tie a piece of string securely round the cable"


THEE most important bit of info there Dee. i use the same method to route any cables on my motorcycle and any other odd job that looks like i cant get to bits..
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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by PFM on Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:29 pm

I should have stipulated that the string should be at least a couple of feet longer than the (new) aerial lead - any less and you stand a chance of losing it!

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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by Vincent on Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:48 am

What about if it's tied to other cables or clips with tie wraps?

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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by PFM on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:23 am

Then you'd have to undo the ties first. Mine is just free, and I'm fairly sure it's the original aerial.

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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by difflock123 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:36 am

I doubt it really matters how the aerial lead is routed Smile

As long as its not going to cause problems with the controls, route it how you can.
The string idea does work though Smile

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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by dee26173 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:09 am

Thanks all. Now if only it would stop p***ing down with rain I can get this and some other repairs done!!
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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by dee26173 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:32 pm

Just attempted to put my new aerial on. Old one, no probs to get off. Attached new one to string and have given up. Just can't get the flipping thing through at all. My hands are in bits!!
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Re: Replacement Aerial

Post by dee26173 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:21 pm

Its okay I've done it!!!!
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