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    Hey all,

    I had a look at the Aerial base of both my vectras and the rubber bit is looking pritty perished so I am planning on replacing them.

    Now from a quick search I see that my only option to replace the one I have to to buy a brand new base (if they still make them) from vauxhall at a pricely sum.. This is becuase Ihave the washer jet in both of them...

    I was wondering however what other options I have....

    I remember reading somewhere that fitting the gromit in the link below by soaking in it hot water first may work... Anyone shed soem light on this?

    http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/36026...bar&adtype=pla

    I was also wondering if there was any SABB parts which could be used instead.. Anyone know anything on this one..?

    Finaly... If i do need to buy new bases do I have to get the small slim on whcich the car has at present or could I change to one of the larget square looking ones?

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    Watching this for some help, mine looks like somethings been eating it...

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    I went to the scrappys, got one of a Vec B, strange but a much older car and the rubber seal was in far better condition. Maybe just the usual VX cost cutting on newer models.

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    Both my Vectras have suffered from this. Both times I have just very carefully trimmed back the seal using a sharp blade, to remove the bit that protrudes past the solid base of the aerial, then ran a small neat bead of black silicone around the base.

    Seals perfectly, and to be honest if you make a tidy job of it you hardly even notice.

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