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Replacement antenna for my 74 115 230..

I am trying to replace my broken manual antenna with little luck. I managed to
disconnect it from my stock am-fm Blaupunkt, but am struggling with taking it off the fender. There is something holding it back(like a long straight piece?) Is there a procedure for screwing it off? Or do I have to go in under the fender? Does the new one have to have an adapter for the Euro radio?
Also on the topic..is there a site where i can find a manual for this radio?
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Speaking from my '73 experience - you have to go under the fender. There is an access panel you remove and the antenna will come right out. You can replace it with another manual, electric or a generic one. There's loads of room there.

I do suggest you tie a string to the antenna wire before you pull it out; that will help you pull the new one in - assuming you don't reuse the old wire (as I recall you can unscrew it from the antenna).

As for the connector if you get a stock replacement it will have the same end but if you buy a different one you can get whatever you want.

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Hi Frank,
Many thanks for your informative reply. I took another look under the fender wheel well and did notice 3 screws that I can unscrew from a black panel.
I will let you know how it turns out...cheers...Ted.

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Remember to get some goop (whatever it is) to seal the access panel when you put it back after 40 years the old stuff might not be as good. This is the gooey stuff - stays gooey forever any auto parts store will have some. Silicon calk and the like might work but some of them they get hard and can crack over time - also they can make it hard to remove the panel next time. Go for gooey.
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It worked...

Thanks Frank it worked out great. I got the panel off with little effort and the antenna was so easy to remove..the new one fit great and now the ancient blaupunkt radio sounds great..now I have to look around for the goop to seal it up...many thanks...ted
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Remember to get some goop (whatever it is) to seal the access panel when you put it back after 40 years the old stuff might not be as good. This is the gooey stuff - stays gooey forever any auto parts store will have some. Silicon calk and the like might work but some of them they get hard and can crack over time - also they can make it hard to remove the panel next time. Go for gooey.

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