Ford Escort Manual

Aerial - removal and refitting
Electrical system / Aerial - removal and refitting


Manually-operated type - all models except Cabriolet
Removal
1 Withdraw the radio (Section 21) until the aerial lead can be pulled out of the receiver socket.

2 Working under the front wing, release the aerial inner wing bracket (see illustration).

23.2 Manually operated aerial attachments - all except Cabriolet models
23.2 Manually operated aerial attachments - all except Cabriolet models

A Inner wing bracket
screw
B Rubber grommet
C Aerial

3 Prise out the grommet and pull the aerial lead through the hole in the inner wing.

4 Unscrew the aerial collar retaining nut.

5 Withdraw the aerial, spacers and seal (see illustration).

23.5 Manually operated aerial upper attachment fixings - all except Cabriolet
23.5 Manually operated aerial upper attachment fixings - all except Cabriolet

A Collar retaining nut B Bezel
C Spacer
D Seal

Refitting 6 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Manually-operated type -
Cabriolet models
Removal
7 Open the boot lid and detach the support strut from the side panel.

8 Release the tabs and remove the trim panel.

9 From under the rear panel undo the aerial bracket retaining screw (see illustration).

23.9 Manually operated aerial location on Cabriolet models
23.9 Manually operated aerial location on Cabriolet models

10 Undo the aerial collar retaining nut and remove the spacers and seal. Withdraw the aerial after unscrewing the lead.

Refitting
11 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Power-operated type - all models except Cabriolet
Removal
12 Carry out the operations described in paragraph 1.

13 Lower the bottom facia insulation panel and disconnect the red and white aerial feed cables.

14 Working under the front wing, extract the self-tapping screw which secures the aerial lower bracket (see illustration).

23.14 Power operated aerial attachments - all models except Cabriolet
23.14 Power operated aerial attachments - all models except Cabriolet

A Grommet
B Lower bracket screw
C Aerial drain tube

15 Prise out the grommet and pull the aerial lead through the hole in the inner wing.

16 Unscrew the aerial upper retaining nut and lower the aerial from its location. Take off the seals and spacers.

Refitting
17 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Power-operated type - Cabriolet models
18 The operations are the same as for the Cabriolet manually operated type described previously, but in addition disconnect the power feed multi-plug before unscrewing the aerial lead (see illustration).

23.18 Power operated aerial location on Cabriolet models
23.18 Power operated aerial location on Cabriolet models


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