You're right Mike, it's a manual one.
WHen I got the wagon a month ago, and the antenna mast was bashing
against the garage door at work, I took a wrench, disconnected the
mast, then gently bent it back so that it would be pointed backwards,
hopefully missing the door. Problem was that I didn't mark the rear of
the mast, so that when I tightened it, it was pointing sideways.
Mistakenly, I tried to tighten it an extra 1/4 turn to point it back,
and then (you guessed it), the thing snapped off. Had to go to Volvo
and buy a new kit, because the connector at the vehicle body had
snapped off in the mast. Now I have a new mast, and will probably try
to bend again, but this time I'll mark the back part so when I
(gently!) torque it down with the little wrench, the mast will be bent
toward the back. I was just concerned about possibly snapping the mast
in two if I bend too vigorously, so will go gently... (don't want to
have to buy another antenna kit!). ANyway, lessons learned...
Mike F wrote:
> User wrote:
> > In article <email@example.com>,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org says...
> > > The radio antenna on the top rear of my 240 wagon keeps hitting the
> > > door and roof pipes in the parking garage at work. Annoying and I'm
> > > concerned it could lead to problems with it. I assume I can bend it
> > > backwards so it doesn't bang everytime? Any tricks to doing this
> > > without breaking the whip? Thanks.
> > >
> > >
> > There should be a switch with what looks like a chicken foot on it
> > (universal electrical symbol for antenna) somewhere to the left of the
> > steering column. Rock it the opposite way and the antenna should retract
> > so that it doesn't hit in low clearance areas. If it's the non-power
> > whip antenna, no worries it's meant to flex.
> > Bob
> > --
> > The goal when driving is to miss the maximum number of objects.
> Never was a power antenna in a 240, you're thinking of the one in a 740
> wagon. There's not really a good solution for the 240, when the cars
> were new, they came with a little wrench that you could put on your
> keychain and remove the mast.
> Mike F.
> Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
> Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
> (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)