Go Back   MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Sedans > E-Class (W124)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

E-Class (W124) 1984-1995: E 260, E 300, E 320, E 420, E 500 (Includes CE, T, TD models)

Welcome to MBWorld.org!
Welcome to MBWorld,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-07-2008, 08:51 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northwest NJ
Posts: 118
Drives: '90 300E Blk/Tan
Antenna replace help

I have a '90 300E and plan to replace the antenna, which is totally dead and stuck in the up position. I could not go for the $200+ for the Hirschmann direct replacement. Instead, I bought a Hirschmann HIT AUTA 2040 replacement. Seems pretty straight forward to install with radio power up/down control, but not sure how the antenna up/down switch ties in.

Has anyone put one of these in their W124 before that can give me a heads up as to any wiring issues, etc. ?

Also, anyone have a wiring diagram for the antenna connection circuits on the W124 ?
To remove this ad, register today or login if you already are registered!

__________________
Andy_M
'90 W124 300E Blk over Gry / Beige
'03 Porsche 986 Midnight Blue/Grey
'90 Nissan 300ZX NA Aztec Red/Black
Andy_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
Super Member
 
GEDaggett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orland Park, Illinois
Posts: 844
Drives: 1994 E320 (current)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_M View Post
I have a '90 300E and plan to replace the antenna, which is totally dead and stuck in the up position. I could not go for the $200+ for the Hirschmann direct replacement. Instead, I bought a Hirschmann HIT AUTA 2040 replacement. Seems pretty straight forward to install with radio power up/down control, but not sure how the antenna up/down switch ties in.

Has anyone put one of these in their W124 before that can give me a heads up as to any wiring issues, etc. ?

Also, anyone have a wiring diagram for the antenna connection circuits on the W124 ?
Does the motor still actuate. for instance when the radio is turned on and off can you hear the motor trying to move the antena or is it dead also. If the motor is still trying to go up and down you may be able to replace just the antena itself. That is easy and only takes a couple of minutes and could save you some cash.
__________________
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." PLATO
GEDaggett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
ZedStyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,633
Drives: Youngtimer
yeah, mine was stuck 'up' as well... pulled it apart and it looked like the circuit board was fried when some water got in it. I wound the antenna down manually and left enough sticking up so i have a home-made 'stubby' one now...!
__________________
ZedStyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 11:22 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northwest NJ
Posts: 118
Drives: '90 300E Blk/Tan
No, all appears to be dead. I hear no motor noise. Guy I bought the car from said it was working fine, then one day about a week prior, he noticed it didn't go down when he shut the car off. Been stuck fully extended ever since.

I have checked for blown fuses, switch in wrong position, etc..wanted the black chrome one anyway....

I just want to make sure the switch still will work, etc.
__________________
Andy_M
'90 W124 300E Blk over Gry / Beige
'03 Porsche 986 Midnight Blue/Grey
'90 Nissan 300ZX NA Aztec Red/Black
Andy_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 12:59 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Drives: 1993 300E
Quote:
Originally Posted by GEDaggett View Post
Does the motor still actuate. for instance when the radio is turned on and off can you hear the motor trying to move the antena or is it dead also. If the motor is still trying to go up and down you may be able to replace just the antena itself. That is easy and only takes a couple of minutes and could save you some cash.
I have the same problem. I can hear the motor but no action on the antena. The antena can be moved in and out very easily. What do I need to do to replace just the antena. I tried looking in the trunk for the location of the motor but it seems to be just inside the body panel and the fender well.

Apprecaite any assistance.
bjsetti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
berti_00's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Posts: 5,070
Drives: AMG
berti_00
Send a message via MSN to berti_00
mine works
__________________

ECU/TCU V4 Tune (EuroCharged )|S/C Pulley|OEM 82mm TB|Belt Wrap Kit|NGK Colder Spark Plugs|Split Cooling System|EvoSport Intake Spacers|Full Custom 3" C63 Exhaust|X-pipe|Kleemann Headers|Primary-Seondary CAT-Resenator Delete|K&N Filters|Flat Bottom Wheel|Heat Exchanger|Supercharger Pump|TTM Air Scoops|Custom 4" Intake|19" Concaved Wheels|AIR-Ride Lowering Links|JL-M CF Front Lip|JL-M CF Diffuser|Carlsson CF spoiler |2013 LED Mirrors Arrow type|Euro Command|Headlight Tint|Philips Bulbs|
berti_00 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 01:32 PM   #7
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Saijin_Naib's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 4,912
Drives: 1990 300ce 24v I6
brett.edmond.carlock Brett_E_Carlock brett-edmond-carlock Synper311
Send a message via AIM to Saijin_Naib Send a message via MSN to Saijin_Naib Send a message via Skype™ to Saijin_Naib
BJ, if the motor is still working, you might only have to replace the plastic gear and the plastic strip that the motor uses to raise/lower the antenna. I had to do that on my 300ce because the antenna refused to go back up after it was lowered.
Saijin_Naib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 04:27 AM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
Drives: 300SL
I realize this post is ancient but I just took mine apart and am dealing with a similar issue and found this post while looking for a schematic. It seems some half-wit stereo installer in Brooklyn took my antenna housing apart, removed the circuit board, and taped every wire inside but the power connections. Since there was no mast inside the antenna and a spare mast in original wrap in the trunk when i bought it, I guess that did not work. What ocured to me after taking it apart was to install the Hirschmann 2040 inside the factory power antenna housing and just connect the power leads and let the original factory circuit board control the replacement. This should insure that the dash switch also works. That was before I realized I did not have the original factory circuit board. I may try this as if the antenna which may still be in the 95 320E I just discovered at the local junkyard doesn't work.
zhandax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 04:27 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2040, antenna, auta, extend, hit, homemade, installation, manually, mercedes, powered, radio, removal, remove, replace, replacement, vbulletin, w124



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 PM.


Copyright 2001-2012 InternetBrands, Inc. / MBWorld.org. All Rights Reserved.
Everyone's Personal Details

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2