So last night I replaced the completely-frozen antenna on my car with a
fancy new $15 one from Autohaus. Excellent!
Thing is, I'm not sure that it's adjusted right. It seems to pull
pretty hard at the end, like once it's down, the switch/spinner thingy
maybe turns one or two more "clicks" 'til it stops. Should I pull the
mechanism back out and adjust it so that it stops "just right," or will
everything just slip as it's supposed to and adjust it to the right
place? ...I ask 'cause now with a half-dozen cycles up and down, it
doesn't seem to be lessening in duration at all.
I was disappointed that there was no guidance on doing this in the CD
manuals. I took it way more apart than I needed to, 'cause I didn't
know if the cord was fixed in there somewhere. ...plus I completely
failed to remember that the radio had to be on for the antenna to go up;
flicking the spinner made it go down regardless of the position of the
switch, and that was infuriating to me while working on it... <sigh>
Anyhow, it's now in. I got this MTC one from Autohaus, some Chinese
thing. Their door switches are garbage, but the antenna seems to work
ok, although I wonder, are all antennas created equal, reception-wise?
...'cause I'm suspicious that this one is yielding slightly different
results (less-good, that is) than my previous one.