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1998 420 S Poor Radio Reception

The antenna fell off the vehicle several years ago. $700 later, a new antenna was installed but with very poor radio reception. Yesterday the damn antenna fell off again, however was still hanging by the plastic gear. I was able to feed the plastic gear back through the motor and have it connected and operating again, but now the reception is even worse. I tried bypassing the combiner box and connected the radio co-axil directly into the neck of the antenna housing, but this did not help. I noticed that the "rubber wedge nut" that mounts to the outside of the vehicle has maybe a 2-3" bent stiff wire that protrudes out of the rubber stop and into the vehicle. I don't know what this does and/or if it is broken. Everything is stock, no aftermarket radio/antenna's are used. Any suggestions that would help increase the radio reception would be appreciated.

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MB calls your car a W140 and there is a dedicated forum for those. Just scroll down from this general forum until you see the sedans section. There are bound to be other like owners who have had a similar problem. Good luck and welcome.

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I will check the sedan section
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