BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Antenna

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Some later 5, 6 and 7

Series models came factory equipped with the antenna mounted in the rear window glass. This type antenna are not serviceable without replacing the window glass.

Post Antenna
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Unplug the antenna from the radio, this may require radio removal on some models.
  4.  
  5. Pull the antenna wire through the firewall.
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  7. Using an adjustable wrench, remove the antenna base from the fender well and remove the antenna.
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  9. Install in reverse order, making sure to route the antenna wire carefully through the fire wall to prevent cutting the wire.
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Power Antenna
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open the trunk and remove the side trim panel screws and remove the panel. Remove the spare tire and jack, on some models.
  4.  
  5. Unplug the antenna power lead and the antenna wire.
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  7. Using an adjustable wrench, carefully remove the antenna mast mounting from the top of the rear fender.
  8.  
  9. Remove the antenna mounting bracket bolt inside the trunk and remove the antenna assembly by pulling it down and out.
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  11. Install the antenna in reverse order, check the operation of the antenna.
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