I just installed a Legacy http://www.legacycaraudio.com model LN48 power
antenna in an '87 420 SEL and it seems to be working fine. The only
"problem" I had to cut the wires from the old Hirsshmann and splice them
together, but it's working great......oh yeah, and I bought it at my local
car quest for $42.
"Bill" bfdiamonfd@gflocfk. wrote in message
Did you wire in the antenna rocker switch or did you have to bypass it? Also
did it fit through the fender hole using the new parts or did you have to use
the existing Mercedes molding pieces?
Yhanks for the reply. $42 is a good price. the Metra unit is $53.99
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It fit through the existing hole just fine and the model I bought (LN48) had
three different types of moldings one said "European" so I used it and it
seems to fit just fine. As for the wiring. The existing wiring had 7
different wires (I assume this is the rocker switch you ask about). My new
unit only had two wires, so I had to play around and find the proper
combination that worked. I ended up leaving the fuse in the box, turning
the antenna switch in the "auto" section, and then turned the key on. I
just touched the red wires together until the antenna went up, then I
touched the other wires until it went down. Any unused wire I had I just
I just replaced the power antenna on my 280ce. I bought a "universal "
replacement . It is made by Hirschmann,
and fitted perfectly, took about half an hour. Product code is #921 738-001.
The build quality is not a patch on the origional, but it goes up and
down,up and down..................good luck N
Too late. I already bought the Metra. I spliced in the male plug end from the
old Hirschmann. It works perfect, except the the antenna switch on the panel
which is now useless (I never used it anyway).
I had bad luck with the Hirschmann'a units over the last 8 years. 3 in my 81
300SD, second in the 87 300D.
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