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Freelander 1 aerial

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by RallyTog, Dec 8, 2018.

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  1. RallyTog

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    I recently bought a mark 1 Freelander, unfortunately the radio aerial has been snapped off does anyone know how to replace it?
     
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    I had this too - I used a small drill bit, I think it was about 2 or 3mm and was going to use an 'easy-out' on it. I got somewhere between 5 and 10mm down the thread that was left in the mount and noticed it moved slightly. Reversed the drill and it unscrewed with the drill bit. That was on a 15 year old FL1 when I accidentally snapped it off clearing snow from the roof :oops:.
    Give that a go to start with, other than that you could go to a breakers yard and get a replacement stem and mount.
     
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    If it's just the aerial and the base a threads are not damaged then clamp down on it with some pliers and spin it off anti clock wise, some loosen juice might help as well
     
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    Which bit is snapped? If the aerial section, then it unscrews from the base. Mine was like this when I bought it, and I screwed in an old Toyota aerial (same screw thread). But then I broke the aerial base a few months ago with a jet wash nozzle (oops) and now have to replace the whole thing. A nuisance, because I need to drop the headlining :rolleyes:
     
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    Aerial base all reachable through interior light. Don't need to pull lining.
     
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    Not on the three door methinks. :(
     
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    On a 3 door you can get to it via interior light as well from memory
     
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    Thanks
     
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    That's Ok it's a5 doo
    Thanks for all the replies
     
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    I'll take a look! :D
     
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    I would. You'll find the aerials are strategically placed, so the bottom nut can be accessed through the interior light cut out on both 3 and 5 door models. ;)
     
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    Hopefully sufficiently-related note ...
    Does anyone have experience of installing a DAB head, and is the standard aerial good enough and/or is there a straight swap for a DAB-compatible aerial that can be installed through the light (on the 3 door) without having to dismantle the whole car??!

    Thanks all!
     
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    Mine had a DAB head when I bought it. The standard aerial is insufficient I understand - and mine has a self-adhesive aerial loop stuck to the inside of the windscreen on the nearside.

    If I get a chance this weekend, I'll drop the interior light to have a look and confirm what the guys are saying - and I gather aftermarket sharkfin aerials are available - and therefore could be a straight swap. I would imagine it would require another cable to be run to the head unit. I need to run some power cables for my MGF rear view mirror, so I plan to look at this as well :)
     
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    Thanks Rob.
     
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    Mine had the standard radio fitted that didnt work so i brought an alpine dab radio , freelander sat nav adaptor (single din) i did buy an aftermarket adaptor but imo it was rubbish and a splitter and i use the original aerial for fm and dab no probs
     
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    Do you have a link to these?
     
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    Thanks rob it would be interesting to see some pics of one fitted to an f1 before i start taking mine to bits:D
     
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    Inclement weather and Christmas shopping meant very little time to have a look at this - but will do! :)
     
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    There you go: remove the mud-mounted interior lamp and there’s a neat access point for the aerial mounting - a threaded 5mm bar that passes through the roof panel. :)
     
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