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
I have ticked off around 45 items, cosmetic and mechanical
- Vibration at 1500 RPM (hard to locate)
- Rough idle (harder one)
- Touch-ups
- Change rims (Pollux to slightly fresher Atlas)
- install my “new” flawless door pocket
I also just bought a 2004 XC90.

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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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