Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

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Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby garrad » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:33 pm

I have a 2010 EX35. On the roof there is a 7 inch antenna that sticks out the top and I was wondering if that was fine to drive through a tunnel wash like http://www.brownbear.com/ ?


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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby TomT » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:53 pm

Personally I would remove it. It's very easy to unscrew.

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby txgcoupe » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:47 pm

:chuckle: Get a shark fin then you don't have to worry about that ugly antenna.

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby RedwinGV » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:14 pm

Been through one a few times already. No problem. If you're a paranoid type, I think it's easy to unscrew though.

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby blfstyk » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:49 pm

The manual recommends you remove it before going through a carwash (like RedwinGV said, it unscrews pretty easily) but I doubt it would get hurt unless some roller came down pretty hard on it. Don't know what brownbear uses for the top.

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby ANBYOND » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:26 am

garrad wrote:I have a 2010 EX35. On the roof there is a 7 inch antenna that sticks out the top and I was wondering if that was fine to drive through a tunnel wash like http://www.brownbear.com/ ?
You should remove it (quick fast unscrew) before you enter a car wash tunnel. Noted in the manual as well.

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby Head_Unit » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:29 pm

My Benz antenna came off, maybe due to not removing it. YIKES!

So remove it...BUT BUT BUT
Do NOT screw it on right away, with water all inside the threads. That will not be good. You need to let the inside dry out well, meaning perhaps driving around for several hours with no radio. Or sticking Kleenex in there to dry it out, and then still letting it air out a while .

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby REX35 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:11 am

My2010 EX 35 has been through many different automatic car washes with the antenna on and nothing has happened to it. It's hard to imagine that on a luxury car you have to unscrew the antenna go through a car wash, wait until all dries out and screw it back in. But the moon roof leaks a few drops every time. Maybe yours does too. While going through a car wash slide the fabric unclear part back, keep the glass part closed, and you'll notice the leakage during the power wash. I'll take it to the dealer for that matter.

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby userhappy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:12 pm

it is fast and safe .i have an auto car wash but prefer a tunnel one. http://www.pakrunco.com/cat/1-automatic-car-washes

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Re: Drive through (Tunnel wash) car wash ok?

Postby ehsandehaghi » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:15 am

garrad wrote:
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:33 pm
I have a 2010 EX35. On the roof there is a 7 inch antenna that sticks out the top and I was wondering if that was fine to drive through a tunnel wash like http://www.brownbear.com/ ?

it is better to take it off because it may broke. you can rent a best way for washing on this site: *REDACTED* :nono:
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