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Antenna assembly removal 2008

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoBarn, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Oct 30, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    TacoBarn

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    Removing the fenders and preparing for incoming parts to repair my truck since driving it thru that barn. The antenna mount was smashed into the fender. How do I disconnect the wire? I’m like 10 minutes away from cutting it. I am not removing the radio.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    The stereo is easy to remove and disconnect the antenna properly. That will also allow you to reconnect the replacement antenna. There is a thread here on how to replace the antenna assembly, do a search as I am too lazy right now to locate it.

    If you aren't going to remove the radio then cut it then.

    Than how do you plan on connecting the replacement antenna?
     
  3. Oct 30, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    blu92in99

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    The connector for the fender-mounted antenna is behind the passenger side A-pillar upper trim.
     
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  4. Oct 30, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    Removing the radio on an '08 is one face plate and 4 bolts. Easy.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    True!

    But removing the radio isn't required to replace the fender-mounted antenna assembly.

    08tacoma_antenna.jpg
     
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  6. Oct 31, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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    Perfect! Thanks
     
  7. Nov 2, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    Just replace the entire antenna assembly on my 06' a couple weeks ago due to the lower antenna assembly snapping. Only thing you need to remove is the glove box and a few of the plastic clips that hold the fender liner in place (only need to peel it back far enough to get at the bolt holding the antenna base). I recommend you pick up a pack of the fender clips (cheapest I could find is on amazon), because I didn't remove any without snapping the heads off.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Hey, thanks for the diagram, I noticed my antenna mount is a little loose and this will come in handy.
     

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