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Old 04-21-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Replacing powered antenna with regular?

Hey guys,
After 240k my powered antenna has kicked the bucket. I would like to just put in a normal one. How hard is it to get done, probably have to take my whole fender off. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Can't really advise you on the conversion issues, but I will say that my non-power antenna works better than any I've ever had. I get stations that I never got with my powered antenna on my old 4runner.

It should be do-able unless the hole in your fender is a different size or shape than fenders with non-power antenna.
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i did it on my 01 4runner. unplug old motor and buy universal antenna at parts tore for 20 bucks
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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this might help...

http://www.4runners.org/writeups/whip/index.html
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What the hell is a powered antenna... never heard of that before.
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Thank you that was exactly what I needed, lol sorry for the late post, just got internet at our new house...
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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What the hell is a powered antenna... never heard of that before.
Sorry for the late post lol, it's a retractible antenna that is wired to your radio power. And after 200k miles they're not worth much. Toyota finally went with a regular antenna all around.
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I had to do this at about the same mialage as you. it was easy. Toyota had the parts and it was only pretty cheap.

I would recommend getting a few of the fender clips when you get the antenna, they are crap after 15 years and not all of them will be reusable.
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I had to do this at about the same mialage as you. it was easy. Toyota had the parts and it was only pretty cheap.

I would recommend getting a few of the fender clips when you get the antenna, they are crap after 15 years and not all of them will be reusable.
Yeah I definitely planned on that, nice build page by the way! You did a couple mods I'm looking to do pretty soon, helped me out quite a bit!
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You should be able to remove the rubber lining in the wheel well. Had to change out my antenna on my 98 tacoma and it was easy access.
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