I'm looking at either fixing or replacing the OEM Hirschmann antenna in
my 1980 300SD. Hirschmann makes a direct replacement, unfortunately
they are $190. Hirschmann also makes a univeral one that is supposed
to fit many MB's and it goes for $50.
It's the Hirschmann Auta 2040. I was wondering if anyone has any
experience with these? The Hirsch website has some pics and basic
dimensions, but nothing to help figure out if it will work with any
particular car. The tech info is very lame. It has info like the
length of the DC wires which sure isn't critical, but no info on the
fender hole size!
Also while it appears to fit a wide variety of fender angles, they also
sell seperately "antenna heads" for the Auta2040 that come in various
angles. And curiously, the angles available do not match any of the
angles shown in the tech data for the antenna itself.
Was wondering if anyone has any experience with this? Among the
Will it fit? Does the Coax Cable screw on connector on the antenna fit
the OEM cable in the car?
Here's the link if anyone is interested: