Aerial on ebay not OEM advise please (link)

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Aerial on ebay not OEM advise please (link)

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Post by groove65 » Tue 11 May, 2010 21:28

expect some mods if you do go that route as i think the connections would need to be modified to work with the cable in the car ?

best bet on connections is to check realoem to see what sort there is on yours

other than that its a aerial... not much to say about them really

whats the problem with yours ? is the base or the whip or the cable ?

need more into to help you really

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Post by Muzz » Tue 11 May, 2010 22:06

Its not there :lol:.Had the car 2 months now done everything to put it right apart from seat bushes which I now have parts for,and need to sort out micky mouse aerial :head: .At some stage its been replaced (poorley)doen't even work.OEM has gone.

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Post by groove65 » Tue 11 May, 2010 22:09

ah well in that case then i should imagine it would be a possible £30 well spent 8-)

so long as the hole dia is ok you should be alright - think you will still have the internal extension cable to adapt to
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Post by Muzz » Wed 12 May, 2010 07:08

Do you know what dia the hole is as std by any chance

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Post by msassoon » Wed 12 May, 2010 10:58

What does the OEM one look like? My 1997 has what looks like a standard Vauxhall aerial on it.

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Post by Titan » Wed 12 May, 2010 18:55

msassoon wrote:What does the OEM one look like? My 1997 has what looks like a standard Vauxhall aerial on it.
If you can imagine it without Minnie, this is the OEM one.
Honda stubbies also fit :P

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Post by ribs » Wed 12 May, 2010 20:49

Don't buy it, far too expensive and you will have nothing by problems. The standard stubby ones at Halfords fit if you don't want to buy an OEM one.

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Post by msassoon » Wed 12 May, 2010 22:59

So, not the one in the link or not the Honda one?

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Post by danieltharris » Thu 13 May, 2010 10:34

Get the Honda one 7-15 quid on ebay

Fits perfectly and looks great.

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Post by johnjo » Thu 13 May, 2010 10:56

Just remember the OEM one has a built in booster in the base :?

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Post by danieltharris » Thu 13 May, 2010 18:44

johnjo wrote:Just remember the OEM one has a built in booster in the base :?
Even though this may be true I still get just as good radio reception with the Honda one, although that probably has something built in too i'm guessing

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Post by gypsycatcha » Thu 13 May, 2010 19:12

Yeah the s200 aerial looks great and works well.

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Post by ribs » Thu 13 May, 2010 22:23

sorry... meant not the one in the link at the top... on ebay.. wouldn't get that one, not sure what the Honda one looks like.

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Post by Muzz » Thu 13 May, 2010 22:34

Notices on your photos your aerials have a flatter surface,mines going onto a 1.9 so still not sure :head:

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Post by ribs » Thu 13 May, 2010 22:45

Its the same OEM part on all Z3s according to RealOEM

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do? ... &series=Z3

So it goes that an aftermarket aerial that fits a Z3 should fit all Z3s, if you get my drift.

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Post by Robert T » Thu 13 May, 2010 23:16

If I read this thread right, we are talking about replacing the ENTIRE aerial, not just the rod. In which case the grommets are different pre- and post- facelift for the simple reason the rear wings are a different shape. I would not expect any other antenna base to fit properly other than the OEM one designed for the Z3 - that is not to say that they won't fit - but you are going to need the correct shaped grommet. It may be possible make a non-Z3 aerial fit by buying just the grommets - they seem to be cheap enough.

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Post by Muzz » Sat 15 May, 2010 17:04

Ok guys thanks for all your help.Managed to find an OEM part £45 complete .

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