Date registered: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1981 300SD Turbo Diesel
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antenna doesn't go up after replacing Becker deck
I just bought a 1981 300SD from a kid on here, and I must say, WOW! These things are built so well! It starts up every time, there are some minor cosmetic problems with the interior, but the clear coat on the outside is almost pristine. There is one small spot near the tail light where it's just starting to come up, but other than that.
So anyway, the LCD was shot on the Becker stereo deck that was in it already, and so I found this forum looking for a wiring guide. I ended up just testing with a voltmeter. I got all it all hooked up, but now the antenna won't come up, and the light for it on the instrument panel is out. I checked all the fuses and everything is making contact. Does the radio somehow control the antenna, or is this just coincidence?
Also, the left driver's side seat will not move or tilt or anything, and the sunroof crawls when you try to put it back. I noticed that the roof slopes down on the inside, and it looks like it's rubbing after the sunroof about 1/3 or so back. If you push on it, it will move up with you, but it goes back down when you let go. It feels like there's a thin piece of metal under the vinyl material; that is what bows and moves and you can hear it when you press it.