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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 Question: broken rubber antenna

 

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sbear, Huntington Beach, CA, September 11, 2009, 09:31
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my car cover broke the tip of my antenna off. What does this affect? and estimate to repair?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 11, 2009, 16:05
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    Can't tell you how mush,, this will only be available at the dealer. It may have an effect on the radio reception.

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    BenzBill September 05, 2010, 13:13
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    This is a common problem and has recently happened to me. The Benz dealer will want to sell you a whole antenna at a small fortune, but on ebay you can purchase an E320 antenna mast cover kit for around $35.00. This comes with a new rubber mast and a gasket for the base. All you need is a small allen wrench, remove antenna base from car, pull what is left of old rubber mast out of the base and using a dab of liquid soap for lubricant install new mast.

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