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Radio cable length from rear aerial

Have purchased replacement elec aerial but the cable is not long enough is there a socket that is somewhere in vehicle or has the cable to be connected from aerial to radio. Vehicle is 220 E class Mercedes Cabrila N Reg Left hand drive (imported)

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  • elizabeth Campbell Mar 26, 2008

    still no email or answer 11.15 March 26th for "Radio Cable Length from rear mounted aereal to radio on dash board"

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No - the factory cable is a one piece cable to the radio- what you can do is to cut off the end that went to the original antenna replace it with a female antenna end and just plug the new antenna into it (easiest way)

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