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    Stuck antenna

    The antenna on my 1994 E500 has been acting up for a while now and is currently stuck in the extended position. I cannot get it to retract for anything...which, among other things, is preventing me from getting the car washed for fear of it breaking off! Is there some way to manually retract these things? I can't even see the antenna housing itself inside the trunk since it seems to be bolted behind/inside of a large metal bracket.

    Any help appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Re: Stuck antenna

    pull out the carpeting to get to it. BUT, you run your paint job thru a machine?
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    Re: Stuck antenna

    Quote Originally Posted by IBNR View Post
    The antenna on my 1994 E500 has been acting up for a while now and is currently stuck in the extended position. I cannot get it to retract for anything...which, among other things, is preventing me from getting the car washed for fear of it breaking off! Is there some way to manually retract these things? I can't even see the antenna housing itself inside the trunk since it seems to be bolted behind/inside of a large metal bracket.

    Any help appreciated!
    Hello,

    Here you find some "first aid" advices to get the mast moving;
    http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4181
    http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6446

    Here is a HOW-TO on a complete refurbishment;
    http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7616

    And here you find plenty of pics & links related to the topic;
    https://www.google.no/search?safe=ac....0.vRF6RmMGvXE


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    Arnt
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