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Old 10-14-2009, 05:01 PM   #21
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I thought this was going to be a 3 dollar solution to remove it all together

good regardless if i have this issue
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:50 AM   #22
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^^haha...i wish it was that. I don't need my bee-stinger. Sometimes I think it's cool, other times I want to go sharkfin, but most of the time, I just don't want anything at all.

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Old 01-23-2010, 08:26 PM   #23
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i realize that this is an old thread but i just want to say great DIY and thanks!!

i had the leak and i think i fixed it! didnt have time to do a hose test because its still drying but ill try to test it tomorrow!
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #24
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mine is still holding strong after all these years, although the base is starting to wear out and I'm going to do it again.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #25
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If you guys have a wore down bee sting antenna, I found a cheap oem replacement for around $23 on ECStuning.com. Here is the link http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...ellular_Phone/. Instead of doing a cheap quick fix, I elected to replace the antenna.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:13 PM   #26
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man Im leaking bad today, cant do nothing till it stops raining. I will def try this
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:22 PM   #27
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What exactly does this early roof-mount antenna do? What is its purpose if the radio antenna is in the rear window glass?
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:36 PM   #28
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I just redid mine a couple days ago...not bad for $3
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:33 AM   #29
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Got it done, for 3 bucks. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #30
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NICE DIY! saved me a lot of money Thanks again!!
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:18 AM   #31
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Great Thread! I noticed this leak yesterday and was super bummed until i found this info. I think this is the cheapest diy ive done on my car so far
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:49 AM   #32
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Glad this thread is still hitting the mark after all these years!
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #33
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Awesome DIY. I have looked and looked for a gasket. Even went to those places and bought some generic sizes packages. Now I know how to find just the right size. Thanks guys!!!!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:12 AM   #34
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I am having the same problem.....But my question is how can you tell if its the Antena or the rubber seal that goes around the rear window( the back big window)?
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I am having the same problem.....But my question is how can you tell if its the Antena or the rubber seal that goes around the rear window( the back big window)?
My problem started when i notice some condensation in my rear window. First thing I did was replace the 'Bee' sting gasket. I've changed about a year now, from time to time I still notice moisture after it rains. BUT, when i take it to a self service car wash, I spray around the trunk and the roof (where water runs) to see if there is any condensation built up after. No condensation after i've hose down those particular area during my car wash.

My guess is that there are drains located around the car roof and the edge and around trunk areas. If the car get dirty, it might clog up and cause built up after it rains. Chances are, it might causes moisture built up in the rear window. I've wash my car every weekend at a self service car wash and I haven't seen any condensation after it rains nor car wash.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #36
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Well. I got hit with a PVC pipe on the highway yesterday. The Roof paint is ok, but it broke my Bee sting antenna and dented the surrounding area a bit. Today went to home depot and Boom! the DIY is not a 3 dollar anymore LOL. I sealed inside just in case..
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #37
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I tried doing this today but my bee stinger won't come off the car. I tried using a wrench and pliers and ended up accidently breaking the 2nd part of the antenna (luckily the rubber covers it right up). I did put some silicone around the base and ran water on the car for a few minutes and no more leaks, so hopefully that cured the problem. If not I'll reattempt this again, but everything is so straightforward I feel stupid not getting it right
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #38
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DR, but is this the fix with the o-ring? #27 or 18 or something like that...forget the brand name available in any local hardware store.

I didn't need any sealant.
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What exactly does this early roof-mount antenna do? What is its purpose if the radio antenna is in the rear window glass?
It's for a car phone. Nothing more.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #40
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I just did this today, using the Danco #18 from Home Depot - worked like a charm. Now what the heck do I do with 9 Danco #18 O-rings?! Thanks for the DIY!!!
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