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Antenna will not go up!

I own a 1986 560 SL and I had it idle for about 2 months (December/January) It was not in the garage! When I drove it again, a couple of days ago, everything worked fine, except the antenna. It went up and after a couple of seconds it went back down, then half way up again and then completely down and now it will not come up again no matter what! I do have to say that I saw that the rubber ring around the base of the antenna was missing... I will have it replaced as soon as the part is delivered! I am from Germany, my dad said he could fix it for me if he was here to take a look at it, however he lives in Germany and now I am a little lost! Can anybody tell me what I need to get fixed or changed for it to work again! The Mercedes Dealership told me it would take a couple of hundred dollars to fix it and my dad thinks that is totally overdone!

Thanks!

Vera

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Go to ebay, they usually have a good aftermarket one that will fit and is designed for your car.

Dealers area outrageous (but they have to pay overhead)

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