Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

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BMW Installation Instructions


All work is shown and described on a left-hand drive car.

Tools and equipment required:

Drilling machine
Twist drills, 5 mm and 10.5 mm dia.
Core drill, 36 mm dia.
Hammer Centre punch
Phillips-head screwdrivers, Nos. 1 and 2
Screwdriver, No. 4
Socket wrench, 10 mm
Open-ended wrench, 10 mm
Crepe tape
Zinc powder paint
Small brush

Installation at rear left:

Remove trim (1). Remove jack, wheel stud wrench and wheel chock.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

To prevent drilling swarf from damaging the paintwork, and to provide a better surface for marking-out, attach crêpe tape over the area to be drilled.

Mark out the hole.

Measurement 1 = 57.5 mm
Measurement 2 = 19 mm

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Centre-punch the point of intersection and drill A = 22 mm dia.

Note:

After drilling the hole, carefully remove the crêpe tape by peeling it off towards the hole, to prevent paint coming away around the edge.

Deburr the hole and coat the area with zinc powder paint.

Remove drilling swarf from floor of luggage compartment to prevent corrosion.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Install the aerial.

Note installation sequence:

1 = Nut, 2 = Spacer, 3 = Underlay seal, 4 = Side panel, rear left, 5= Sealing ring, 6 = Cutting ring, 7 = Aerial

Note:

Do not fully tighten nut (1) yet.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Insert rubbert bushing (1) in holder (2).

Secure holder (2) with M 6 x 12 bolt, cup spring and nut.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Tighten nut with wrench provided.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Unscrew the retaining bolts from the rear left seat.

Remove rear seat from car.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Remove screws.

Take off door sill strip.

Detach carpet at door sill.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Remove screws and place trim in footwell.

Note: the cable and hose at the passenger compartment temperature sensor remain connected.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Run the aerial cable from the radio installation point to the aerial location, along the existing wiring harnesses. 1 = Aerial, 2 = Aerial socket on radio.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Connect aerial cable (1).

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

Connect aerial cable (1) to radio socket.

Install all items previously removed.

Important: it is particularly important for the lower telescopic section of the aerial always to be fully extended.

Note on aerial care: at regular intervals, the telescoping sections should be cleaned and lightly greased. Suitable cleaning and care products are available from BMW dealers.

Rear-mounted retractable aerial for BMW 6 Series CS models (E24)

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