Are all 480 antennas electric?

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Are all 480 antennas electric?

Post by NillerGT » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:27 pm

Evening everyone,
I was wondering... my antenna does not move, for whatever reason, but could it be a manual one? I think it is original.
I do not listen to FM radio anyway, but was wondering how correct an immobile antenna would be.
Thank you!
Just got my first 480 (August 2020)!
1990 ES 1.7, Superwhite
have ticked off around 15 items, cosmetic and mechanical
- Vibration at 1500 RPM
- Rough idle
- Dent pulling, touch-ups, polish
- Starter / battery issues (new battery may have solved this)

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Re: Are all 480 antennas electric?

Post by jifflemon » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:44 pm

I think all 480s had electric aerials. Has your radio been replaced? It may just be they didn’t wire it up!

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Re: Are all 480 antennas electric?

Post by dcwalker » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:50 pm

Can't comment on models for Switzerland, but early UK models (87, 88) had manual aerials. After that electric became standard fit...

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