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HOWTO - Replacing your aerial mount :)

Seeing as I recently had my aerial snapped by chav's , I had to perform the task of replacing the Aerial mount. I though it only fair I do a HOWTO, seeing as it save a little bit of grief for somebody.

First, I sourced a replacement unit from "CAR-MASTS-UK" on ebay - about 12 for the entire assembly


*REMOVAL*
The aerial mount has a top piece with flat edges. this will unscrew (lefty-loosey ) using a pair of pliers and come off, leaving you with 3 pieces

1. unscrewed top piece
2. Black plastic mount (visible on car)
3. Aerial internals

Below is a pic of the old component removed


To remove the interals, you will need to disconnect the coaxial cable, shown here (dont forget to reconnect when done! )


*REPLACEMENT*
Disassemble the new piece in the same way, and clean off any muck / grease around the bodywork. Take the replace ment mount (middle piece) and line up the notches before pressing it in firmly. It looked a little out of alignment to me, but it isnt.


The easiest way I found to re-insert the aerial mount is to hold the bodywork with your right-hand, having the mount between your 3rd / 4th fingers (I've removed the mount to make the pic clearer). Once roughly lined up, manually screw on the top piece (hand-tight is fine).


Once done, reconnect the cable and you are finshed with the replacememt. And all that remains is to fit an Anti-Chav Richmeond aerial supplied by a sympathetic wife!

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I wonder if anyone makes a stainless steel/chrome base mount for the aerial?

I've not found one yet!
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I wonder if anyone makes a stainless steel/chrome base mount for the aerial?

I've not found one yet!
MGF Centre will turn up with one shortly after a few trips to the scrappy....

Cost? = 80 probably
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Excellent guide SP!

Quite clever to have an anti-theft one - do you mind me asking how it works?
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Excellent guide SP!

Quite clever to have an anti-theft one - do you mind me asking how it works?
Small grub screw methinks! My local Halfords have them in the sale bins for a tenner I think at the moment for some reason!
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Small grub screw methinks! My local Halfords have them in the sale bins for a tenner I think at the moment for some reason!
Dammit I just bought a new aerial but I'm quite tempted to get one of these tbh. Gotta pop to Halfords tomorrow so will check for them... thanks for the tip hun!
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Thanks for the How-To - always wondered how it came apart!

(now go and clean your boot channels!)
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Could have done with this a year ago when I dealt with all the rust around the aerial; took me a while to figure it out!

All you've got to do now is find the 'macro' focus on your camera
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Good how to - will give some rep.

...always thought about fitting an electric aerial, wonder if anyone has done it...
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i am unable to remove the top piece of my aerial i have tried pliers and everything been turning it for ages but dont seam to be getting anywhere anyone have any advice for this issue ??

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It's stuck due to the alloy reacting with the brass stud connection.

Not much you can do except replace the base unit.

Same happens with pound shop alloy valve covers!!
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so with a bit of pulling and tugging this happened



so im guessing i need a replacement but.....will a generic one do ?
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so after a bit of mutilation i managed to separate the two parts of the aerial i removed





so looks like ill only need a new interior for the existing base unit
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Can't beat an old coat hanger
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Can't beat an old coat hanger
dont think that would look the part tho
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