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I have a LS400 MK1 1993. the aerial is missing but the motor is still in place so I have to put up with it trying to raise the aerial when the car starts. Can I just cut the live to the motor or will this cause any other problems. I would then buy a bee sting type replacement.

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can you not buy a replacement lexus arial off ebay for £14 and fit it?

The ebay aerial don't fit full stop onb the 1993 model.

I bought a uni aerial. The replacement was not a straight fit off ebay. If I'm wrong feel free to buy one and letbus know.

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Dont cut the wire, if you dont want the radio at all, just unplug the connector in the rear wing. (5 mins)

I bought a new one from Lexus for 30 odd quid delivered.

They told there is only 1 aerial that will fit & that covers most Lexus cars, and guess what...mine wont fit either

i got the instructions to fit it yourself, dead easy, hold cd and tuner (i think) buttons on radio & turn key to acc. The radio then dispalys something on screen & the motor unwinds fully.

It depends where your aerial was snapped but it should bring the rest out and release the tail of the toothed cable. If the cable has its tail intact you can just put the new one in (teeth towards rearlight (just facing straight back), feed it in a few inches and get someone to turn keys off.

This 'should' pull the aerial in, but mine stops before its half way down, as the sheath around the mast on the new aerial will just not fit into the tube in the rear wing.

I've now broken 2 aerials and bought a scrap motor assy and swapped the tube...but no it just will not fit

Everybody else said its easy

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Dont cut the wire, if you dont want the radio at all, just unplug the connector in the rear wing. (5 mins)

I bought a new one from Lexus for 30 odd quid delivered.

They told there is only 1 aerial that will fit & that covers most Lexus cars, and guess what...mine wont fit either

i got the instructions to fit it yourself, dead easy, hold cd and tuner (i think) buttons on radio & turn key to acc. The radio then dispalys something on screen & the motor unwinds fully.

It depends where your aerial was snapped but it should bring the rest out and release the tail of the toothed cable. If the cable has its tail intact you can just put the new one in (teeth towards rearlight (just facing straight back), feed it in a few inches and get someone to turn keys off.

This 'should' pull the aerial in, but mine stops before its half way down, as the sheath around the mast on the new aerial will just not fit into the tube in the rear wing.

I've now broken 2 aerials and bought a scrap motor assy and swapped the tube...but no it just will not fit

Everybody else said its easy

The last owner bought one off Ebay and it doesn't fit. I still have it in the boot. I think I will just disconnect and fit a universal type. My only question was if I cut the power to the moter it will effect anything else. This car seems to have more electrics than my Old Fiat 126 :crybaby:

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Dont cut the wire, if you dont want the radio at all, just unplug the connector in the rear wing. (5 mins)

I bought a new one from Lexus for 30 odd quid delivered.

They told there is only 1 aerial that will fit & that covers most Lexus cars, and guess what...mine wont fit either

i got the instructions to fit it yourself, dead easy, hold cd and tuner (i think) buttons on radio & turn key to acc. The radio then dispalys something on screen & the motor unwinds fully.

It depends where your aerial was snapped but it should bring the rest out and release the tail of the toothed cable. If the cable has its tail intact you can just put the new one in (teeth towards rearlight (just facing straight back), feed it in a few inches and get someone to turn keys off.

This 'should' pull the aerial in, but mine stops before its half way down, as the sheath around the mast on the new aerial will just not fit into the tube in the rear wing.

I've now broken 2 aerials and bought a scrap motor assy and swapped the tube...but no it just will not fit

Everybody else said its easy

The last owner bought one off Ebay and it doesn't fit. I still have it in the boot. I think I will just disconnect and fit a universal type. My only question was if I cut the power to the moter it will effect anything else. This car seems to have more electrics than my Old Fiat 126 :crybaby:

You don't have to cut and wires to fit a uni aerial. Just use the factory plug that connects to the motor in the boot. There's a live, key live and an earth on it.

You need a very small screwdriver to push out the metal clip connectors in the factory plug. If I can remember while looking at the plug there are the top right, bottom right and one hole in and bottom right third/fourth in for the correct wires. The aerial will then go up and down on the key. Just remember to turn off key in car wash. You can just wires the uni aerial wires around the metal factory ones incase you refit a factory aerial again.

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