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 Post subject: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:21 am 
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G'day all,

I have an AU Series II with a broken aerial due to some ahole snapping it.

Went to the wreckers got another, tested it and yeah it goes up and down.


However it does not go fully down as it appears some idiot must have used pliers and there is a slight crush in the shaft.

Can these shafts be replaced? Or are people forced to purhchase a brand new one at costly prices?

If they can be replaced i.e. aerial shaft only, where is the place to get that piece from. I'm in Brisbane.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:30 am 
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Take it back to the wreckers and tell them it was broken

 

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:31 am 
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you can buy the antenna mast from supercheap repco or ebay for around $20
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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:35 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
you can buy the antenna mast from supercheap repco or ebay for around $20


Yeah I seen those but they dont have a threaded screw cap base.

The ones you're referring to are your stock standard aerial, thanks anyway
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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:37 am 
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frd906n wrote:
Take it back to the wreckers and tell them it was broken


Nah they wont give a refund. I tried.
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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:37 am 
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no, you can get the power antana masts, i replaced the one on my mrs au not to long ago..

here is one from ebay..
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Auto-Antenna-Mas ... 1c1608da30
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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:41 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
no, you can get the power antana masts, i replaced the one on my mrs au not to long ago..

here is one from ebay..
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Auto-Antenna-Mas ... 1c1608da30



Oh ok, I must have been looking at the wrong ones or they never had any in stock at the time.

Cool, I'll do that

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:46 am 
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Troyman,

I've seen them somewhere, might have been supercheap but they werent $20.00 from memory.

What I'd like to know, what is the plastic beads, I assume they wind into something?

Since you done yours can you let me know how you done it?

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:39 am 
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yea i think they might be a bit more than $20, it was around that figgure..

the white bit at the bottom is a plastic toothed cord, this is fed into the electric base which has a toothed wheel and this is what extends and retracts the antenna mast...
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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:30 pm 
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To fit it, I'm not sure if there is a better way but what I did is have the antenna motor fully up (have it plugged into car, turn head unit on and have aerial at full extension mode). Then you get the plastic teeth/rod and have it sit on the gear. Then when that is done, turn the head unit off then the motor will wind down. At the same time it will pull the antenna rod with it till it reaches the bottom.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:30 pm 
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You can buy new ones aftermarket through repco or autobarn, $145 from memory. Cheaper than original and it would have a warranty through the store too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:24 pm 
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Try a hobby shop, they use threaded end ones for aerials on remote control toys.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:10 pm 
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Lowlane7 wrote:
You can buy new ones aftermarket through repco or autobarn, $145 from memory. Cheaper than original and it would have a warranty through the store too.


That's $125 more than just the mast. :|

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:43 pm 
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One Drone wrote:
Lowlane7 wrote:
You can buy new ones aftermarket through repco or autobarn, $145 from memory. Cheaper than original and it would have a warranty through the store too.


That's $125 more than just the mast. :|


Yeah sure it is. But it's a brand new complete unit, not a second hand motor and a new mast, also no playing around swapping masts, and comes with a warranty if it stuffs up soon after installation. For an extra 125 I'd pay for the peace of mind knowing I won't have to endeavour the not so fun job of replacing it for another 5-10 years (unless you happen upon an a**hole again lol)

Electrical stuff is often a little more pricey. But in my experience the new parts often save grief.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Aerials
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:47 pm 
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Lowlane7 wrote:
One Drone wrote:
Lowlane7 wrote:
You can buy new ones aftermarket through repco or autobarn, $145 from memory. Cheaper than original and it would have a warranty through the store too.


That's $125 more than just the mast. :|


Yeah sure it is. But it's a brand new complete unit, not a second hand motor and a new mast, also no playing around swapping masts, and comes with a warranty if it stuffs up soon after installation. For an extra 125 I'd pay for the peace of mind knowing I won't have to endeavour the not so fun job of replacing it for another 5-10 years (unless you happen upon an a**hole again lol)

Electrical stuff is often a little more pricey. But in my experience the new parts often save grief.


yes but its not hard to replace the mast and they dont normally stuff up, except if it doesnt get used for long periods of time (mast ceases) or someone has bent it....
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