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Old 26-06-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default Bora aerial removal.

I vaguely know how to do this, but am after advice from someone who's done it.

On a Golf, you pull the rear strip and pillar sections off and pull the headlining down from the rear.

On a Bora, there's no strip and access from the rear is limited by the window.

Do I remove the door seal, handle, courtesy light and go in from the side? Or stick to the rear option?

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Had a quick look online because I know what you mean, found his youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrzCKT-HpA

Doesnt look to bad, whats up with yours?

I have seen Shark type aerials that actually go over and seal (with an adhesive seal) and just screw in to where the original unscrewable aerial fits, sealing and solving the problem.

That said nothing beats a working OEM aerial
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Thanks.

All I seemed to get from my searches were links to Golfs, with access through the hatch. My hunch appears to be correct.

The aerial on mine has seen better days. The coating on the antenna has crumbled away and the seal around the base is split. I know I can just unscrew the antenna. I'm also aware you can cut away the base and stretch a new one over, but I thought I'd do it properly, take it off, clean it up and get a good, tight seal. I'll probably reuse the base, as a copy is unlikely to pick up a decent signal. Plus, as you said, an OEM looks right.
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