Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

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BMW Installation Instructions

All illustrations show a left-hand drive car.


Front installation, left-hand side

Remove screws (1) and disassemble lining (2)

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

To prevent damage of the body finish by borings and to identify the mounting hole location, cover the surrounding area with masking tape. Then mark the hole with a scriber.

Distance 1 = 146 mm (5-6/8″)
Distance 2 = 34 mm (1-3/8″)

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Mark intersection with a center punch and drill a hole of 22 mm (7/8″) diameter.

Pull off the masking tape.

Remove burrs and coat the bare metal surface of the drilled hole with zinc primer.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Pry out the prepunched 12 mm (1/2″) hole as shown with a center punch.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Remove this screw.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Install antenna in the following sequence:

1 = nut
2 = fitting
3 = rubber washer
4 = side panel
5 = rubber gasket
6 = self-locking spacer
7 = antenna

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Mount bracket with shackle (1), lock washer (2) und screw (3) as shown.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Push mounting bracket on the antenna base, then tighten screws (1 and 2). Please observe the correct mounting posi­ tion of the antenna. When viewed from the front, the anten­ na telescope should be in vertical position, when viewed from the side, it should be tilted slightly backward.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Tighten the nut with special wrench (1).

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Remove the screws identified by arrows, then disassemble the lining as shown and place it on the floor.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Attach the antenna cable to the antenna and tighten the screw -type connector. Route the antenna cable through the hole in the dashwall to the car radio. Secure the cable to the body with plastic cable clamps.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Secure the antenna cable (2) in the dashboard hole with a rubber grommet (1).

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Insert the antenna cable plug into the car radio antenna jack as shown.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

Caution: Make sure that the lower telescope section is al­ways fully extended.

Maintenance and Care:

The telescope sections of the antenna should be cleaned at regular intervals. Then apply a thin coat of lubricant. Suit­ able cleaning and conservation material will be available from BMW dealers.

Installation kit for retractable antenna BMW 5 Series E28

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