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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 2:42 am 
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LMAO to the above!

What if ya got a buggered electric aerial (as i do), and wanted to replace it with an Aerpro aerial? Would the Aerpro one fit up the same as the Ford Aerial and would i still have the half height function?

I pulled the old aerial out the other day and found that some of the teeth (on the mast) have been ground away by when the motor keeps turning even though the mast is all the way down. I greased it all up now works okay, but its just a band-aid solution. Just waiting for the next rain to wash the CRC away lol! :D
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 11:33 pm 
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How much are those Aerials?

and what's the reception quality like? (as compared to the stocko ones)

If i install it myself, is it difficult? how long would it take?
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Aerpro make an AP5 - it suits EF/EL's it is fully automatic...so no BEM to worry about...wire it to an aftermarket deck to your power antenna trigger (if it has it)...retail is ~$120 or so, but have seen them at JB Hi-fi and Repco for ~$100.

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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 10:00 am 
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Anyone else thinking of upgrading to BA 'on glass' aerial. If so is it as simple as going to Ford getting an aerial then running cable out to the rear windscreen?
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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 3:13 pm 
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Anyone else thinking of upgrading to BA 'on glass' aerial. If so is it as simple as going to Ford getting an aerial then running cable out to the rear windscreen?


The aerial is built into the glass, same as the rear demister wires

 

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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:08 pm 
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madmax wrote:
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Anyone else thinking of upgrading to BA 'on glass' aerial. If so is it as simple as going to Ford getting an aerial then running cable out to the rear windscreen?


The aerial is built into the glass, same as the rear demister wires


I'm just using my rear demister as an aerial works fine, just ran some coax from the plug in the foot well straight to the demister only attached the centre of the coax to the demister terminal and disconnected the other terminal on the other side.

if i used my demister the way it was intended to it would bubble my tint.

 

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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 7:44 pm 
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Just picked up a used EL Fairmont electric aerial for $15 and fitted it to to a EL GLI and just wired it so that it goes up on ignition and down when off. From memory, Red wire to Battery and Green to Accessories. I also got the switch for the 1/2 height but then realised the problem with the BEM - doh!
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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 8:07 pm 
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stuford wrote:
Just picked up a used EL Fairmont electric aerial for $15 and fitted it to to a EL GLI and just wired it so that it goes up on ignition and down when off. From memory, Red wire to Battery and Green to Accessories. I also got the switch for the 1/2 height but then realised the problem with the BEM - doh!


Thats what I want to do!

Can you rig it so you control it when it goes up?
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Don't know how you would control it without the high series BEM. There's also the problem of non-standard radios - I only have one 'remote system' wire out of my Pioneer but there's 3 wires spare that go back into the loom doing nothing - 2 go to the 1/2 height switch - but who knows how it all works!? I think I'm happy with the small upgrade.[/quote]
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Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 1:56 pm 
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Don't know how you would control it without the high series BEM. There's also the problem of non-standard radios - I only have one 'remote system' wire out of my Pioneer but there's 3 wires spare that go back into the loom doing nothing - 2 go to the 1/2 height switch - but who knows how it all works!? I think I'm happy with the small upgrade.
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Tell us more. How did you do it exacftly.
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if i used my demister the way it was intended to it would bubble my tint.


Sorry this is off topic,

Why is that? The last five cars I have owned have all had window tinting. No of them have had trouble with bubbling, and I often use the rear demister.
Although I have seen some cars with badly bubbled rear windows, I never would have thought it was caused by the demister. :shock:

 

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madmax wrote:
Electroboy wrote:
if i used my demister the way it was intended to it would bubble my tint.


Sorry this is off topic,

Why is that? The last five cars I have owned have all had window tinting. No of them have had trouble with bubbling, and I often use the rear demister.
Although I have seen some cars with badly bubbled rear windows, I never would have thought it was caused by the demister. :shock:


some demisters get to hot and can cause some tints to go of colour or bubble

 

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Electroboy wrote:
madmax wrote:
Electroboy wrote:
if i used my demister the way it was intended to it would bubble my tint.


Sorry this is off topic,

Why is that? The last five cars I have owned have all had window tinting. No of them have had trouble with bubbling, and I often use the rear demister.
Although I have seen some cars with badly bubbled rear windows, I never would have thought it was caused by the demister. :shock:


some demisters get to hot and can cause some tints to go of colour or bubble


Does that maybe have something to do with the quality of the tint film?

 

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 6:05 pm 
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madmax wrote:
Electroboy wrote:
madmax wrote:
Electroboy wrote:
if i used my demister the way it was intended to it would bubble my tint.


Sorry this is off topic,

Why is that? The last five cars I have owned have all had window tinting. No of them have had trouble with bubbling, and I often use the rear demister.
Although I have seen some cars with badly bubbled rear windows, I never would have thought it was caused by the demister. :shock:


some demisters get to hot and can cause some tints to go of colour or bubble


Does that maybe have something to do with the quality of the tint film?


could be , but i had top of the line 3M tint and it did it, plus most of the tint shops now leave one wire of the rear demister when they tint the rear window to stop the demister powering up.

 

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