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Aerial replacement

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I have the 09 titanium tdci.

My aerial had snapped off before purchase. Bought another but can't screw on, checked YouTube videos who explain to remove inside lights (underneath aerial mount) but no video has 09 and removing lights area seems very hard.

 

Any advice very welcome!!

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if the interior light is in place correctly you pull the front (nearest the screen) down they almost fall out..... pull the back and you be there the rest of your life as once u get it part way they get stuck and then don't go either back in or out.... then you break it

is a mental design even once the front pops half way it then gets stuck... stop fighting and wiggle a bit then it magically falls out

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How do, thanks for responding.

Can't seem to pull the front down, would need a screwdriver for that. Can only take the reflector off

On 8/27/2019 at 6:44 PM, Botus said:

 

 

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you don't touch the bit you have removed

the whole bit with the switches and alarm sensors is one piece, there is a sprung metal clip in the centre at the front, you might need to tease it off but you should be able to do by hand

 

 

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Sorry, I've no idea what you mean. The entire rectangula outline is very secure, are you suggesting I force it away, push up and it springs out, what?

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the big grey rectangular bit is screwed on to the car.... the "light lens" stays on the lamp unit, the "lamp unit" unclips from the grey rectangle, as shown in the pictures

top picture is the "Front" of the light unit, the "only" retaining clip you need to overcome is shown in stainless one third of the way up the picture, in the middle of front face of the light unit

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the other picture shows the two grey plastic locating points for the Rear of the lamp unit, one each end (one close in the picture, the other end blurred)  the smaller white bit is an anomaly in this photo - nothing sticks out - its just the retaining point for an element of the light unit and has NOTHING to do with its removal

rear.jpeg

 

please don't tell us you ever want to enable cruise control....

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13 hours ago, forfordsake said:

Sorry, I've no idea what you mean. The entire rectangula outline is very secure, are you suggesting I force it away, push up and it springs out, what?

After a few jobs on the car you'll get over the "i'm going to break something" mentality. I was the same with my Focus when I first got it, trying to get the ***** pillar trims off to route a dash cam cable.

Ford clips have nothing on VW/Skodas... took me 30 minutes to get the ***** pillar off and a number of lacerations from sharp plastic!

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Thanks for your patience.

So I got it off. I've had a look inside and I'm not sure how to adjust/unscrew the aerial mount

 

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that's slightly different (but I can imagine same issue), on the antenna how many wires ?

on the single wire cars with a shinier casing for the shield of the antenna wire, it shorts against the bolt and cuts out the antenna  - there's another thread going

on mine I removed the bolt - torx headed - (antenna will likely fall off) and ground off the head slightly, magically (now without shorting) for first time since manufacture the Ariel worked and where I live picks up good signals for all channels.  Before it only had intermittent reception on two

 

 

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