Re: W123 : bad FM reception with automatic antenna
Group: alt.auto.mercedes Date: Sat, Nov 29, 2003, 7:25am (EST+5) From:
The antenna needs to deploy completely for good reception. Work a little
silicon spray into the mast as it travels up and down and after you get
it working properly, keep it clean and lubriicated with the
silicon. Then crank up the tunes!
Dale (not Camille)
you may want to make sure that the bottom section of the mast comes all
the way up. If it does not, the mast may not make contact with the
antenna lead to the radio.
Got a Pioneer radio as a gift, but FM reception is pretty bad.
There was no radio in the car when i bought it, so i have no idea how
reception was with the previous model.
The antenna an automatic model and looks like it is the original.
However it only rolls out 2 "joints" making it no longer than about 10
Could this be the cause for the bad reception and should it go up about
level with the roof, as i can see is the normal length for manual
280 CE ΄84
oil attracts dirt just clean it as best as you can
a new mast is not that much as long as the motor is OK
the case, minus a few cans!