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3rd Gen Shark Fin Antenna, need to bypass it

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BChops, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    BChops

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    I have a camper overhang on my 2017 Tacoma that blocks my Shark Fin Antenna. I would like to plug in another Satellite antenna I have from another radio. But it won't fit the hole. Looking for the right adapter, OR antenna if I have to.

    See photo. 1,2 and 3 are the stock shark fitting. 4 is the ext I had laying around. Need to plug 4 into hole on back of stock radio. (i'm assuming I have the correct hole also.).

    Anyone dealt with this scenario? Thanks, can't seem to find what I'm looking for on Amazon.

    SEE PHOTO

    Stock Antenna Hole.jpg
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:54 PM
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  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    Awesome that will do it thanks guys.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2020 at 3:52 PM
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    Say, whatever happened to the traditional vertical antennas for AM/FM reception? It looks like the 1st & 2nd generations had 'em on the passenger's side, but they got rid of 'em on the 3rd generations. I don't suppose those little shark fins receive the radio stations as well?
     
  6. Jan 31, 2020 at 6:38 AM
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    They do. The SR model only has AM/FM and the SR5 and up have both AM/FM and XM inside the fin.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    But I doubt the reception will be as good as the longer whip antennas. The shark fins are too small/short and likely would get poor reception. I'm seeing a few other threads on here where people are saying they get lousy AM/FM reception.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    This may be exactly what you need:
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...oma-marketplace.256079/page-450#post-22572689
     
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