Aerial fell apart!

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Aerial fell apart!

Post by chris1984_99_99 » Mon 09 Jul, 2018 15:56

Hi guys, the other day the wife came home in the car and I noticed the aerial was missing from the back! I had a closer look, nothing was ever loose, it would appear the rubber has failed and literally sheered away! I managed to get the aerial base unit out and apart to see where the fail was, it would appear to be on the top portion (nipple) where the external aerial screws into. This seems to be a fairly common part to fail.... the only thing is looking online these parts seem like hens teeth and cost just as much! Its only the top part that needs replaced, i'm just wondering what anyone else has done if they have been through this before!


Thanks in advance!

This sideways motion is feeling all too familiar...

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Re: Aerial fell apart!

Post by colb » Mon 09 Jul, 2018 16:10

Common problem, that small wire is soldered to the metal threaded top portion you are missing, looks like a repair would be difficult if you managed to find a replacement, best seek out a replacement from one of the breakers on here. Fit a new rubber grommit whilst you are at it as well.
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Re: Aerial fell apart!

Post by mrscalex » Mon 09 Jul, 2018 17:41

I can help with a replacement if you PM me.
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - Keeper rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Cookies) - Keeper rebuilt having been bought with a seized engine
2002 Z3 3.0 Sapphire Black (Peanut) - Keeper awaiting rebuilding having been bought as an abandoned project
Plus Willy, Kodak & Maycee - All 2.2 Sport projects. Yes, 6 is a lot of Z3s :)
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Re: Aerial fell apart!

Post by Agammemnon » Tue 17 Jul, 2018 15:33

I also have one if needed.

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