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Old 01-05-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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DIY for Bee Sting O-ring Gasket Replacement / REPAIR

First, I like to thank ~

(NicB.) for providing the pic which I added a few identification highlighted in 'RED'.
(dmax) for providing the part number 'DANCO #18 for the ~ O-ring / Gasket for the base.

UPDATE:

Finally I've disassembled my 'Bee Stinger' antenna. I wanted to tug in the antenna wire, but decided not to. The antenna is a screw itself to tighten down the plastic (black) cover antenna using a gasket / O-ring.

There are two part that needs to be replace with:

1. The O-ring / Gasket (DANCO #12) in the middle.
2. The O-ring / Gasket (DANCO #18) for the base.



Here is what it should look like after you've replaced with (DANCO) O-ring gasket #12 & #18.




For now, I will use the O-ring method and wait for my 'DUMMY' antenna cover to arrive.






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Old 01-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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If all else fails! Carbon Fiber Wrap it!









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Old 01-06-2011, 02:58 AM   #3
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how weird i was gonna try to do this tomorrow!
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:07 AM   #4
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Google Hirschmann. They supply BMW, VAG and merc. They will have a little puck antenna, a replacement beesting or a blanking plate.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #5
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I was planning on removing my ugly Bee-Sting antennae, capping it with a grommet of some kind and placing a dummy shark fin on top of that for a better flow.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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I've also found these

http://3rdstrikeperformance.com/imag...na%20Cover.jpg

UPDATE:

Check out: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=816151

For alterntive solution for replacing / delete 'Bee Stiner Antenna'




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Old 01-06-2011, 09:28 PM   #7
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Weld shut and paint?
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:37 AM   #8
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keep this thing updated, i would love to find a cheap solution with a grommet or plug.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:45 AM   #9
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Beeeeeeppp



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Old 01-07-2011, 10:21 PM   #10
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i want to do this! keep this updated so we can all find a solution to get rid of that stupid bee sting!
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:48 AM   #11
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Why can't anyone create some generic / dummy 'Satellite Cover' beside sharkfin look alike.

All I am looking for is something like this:



some squarish looking; flat round button look alike dummy satellite antenna. OMG!






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Old 01-09-2011, 05:38 AM   #12
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First, I like to thank ~

(NicB.) for providing the pic which I highlighted in 'blue'.
(dmax) for providing the part number 'DANCO #18 for the ~ O-ring / Gasket for the base.

UPDATE:

Finally I've disassembled my 'Bee Stinger' antenna. I wanted to tug in the antenna wire, but decided not to. The antenna is a screw itself to tighten down the plastic (black) cover antenna using a gasket / O-ring.

There are two part that needs be replace:

1. The O-ring
2. The O-ring / Gasket for the base.



Here is what it should look like after you've replaced with (DANCO) O-ring gasket #12 & #18.







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OEM M-Tech II front & rear bumper /// Cluster Ring /// Grimace Fog Lights /// DEPO corners /// CCFL angel eye

330i Diff /// REMUS Exhaust /// Heat Shield Cold Air Intake






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Old 01-10-2011, 02:02 AM   #13
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UPDATE:

Check out: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=816151

For alterntive solution for replacing / delete 'Bee Stiner Antenna'




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BMW /// 323i /// Sedan



OEM M-Tech II front & rear bumper /// Cluster Ring /// Grimace Fog Lights /// DEPO corners /// CCFL angel eye

330i Diff /// REMUS Exhaust /// Heat Shield Cold Air Intake






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Old 01-12-2011, 01:30 AM   #14
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beeepppp



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Old 03-17-2011, 09:40 AM   #15
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where i can find this damco o-ring #12 and #18
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:34 AM   #16
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where i can find this damco o-ring #12 and #18
You can find both at Home Depot.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #18
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I didn't find any alternatives. If it comes down to it, I would remove in internal wiring from the Bee Antenna and have Don wrap my roof. If notice the wrap he did on a trunk for the Subaru.
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I know this is an old thread but here is the process in a quick video for anyone that might need it. _nr_
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HI Everyone,
I am glad someone posted this issue...I've been trying to fix the problem and thought about buying a new one...I will try this cheap trick and will let you know, thanks NiceB - dmax.
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