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antenna issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Swwacoma, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    Swwacoma

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    You guys have problems with your antenna coming loose after extended drives on the interstate? I found after driving about 3 hours between 70-90 mph my antenna will become loose...Maybe one day it will fly off, that would be far more hilarious then annoying.
     
  2. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    torque it down a little bit, maybe put some loctite in there
     
  3. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:37 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    If you do use locktite, only use a tiny bit so you keep conductivity. But ya, about every month or so I go re-tighten it. I'm gunna pick up a stubby pretty soon so hopefully that won't back off as much. Lot to be said for the antenna's in rear windows these days...
     
  4. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:14 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Don't be afraid to get out the adjustable wrench. Mine had a tendency to loosen up because I tapped it going into the work garage. I used a wrench and it hasn't backed off yet.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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  6. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    my 06 antenna got loose...dealer didnt tighten it down. i tightened it up and and never did come back loose. a little blue loctite will work, but only use a little.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I did with the OEM, multiple times. I now have a stubbie antenna and it hasn't budged.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    Swwacoma

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    Meh, I like your suggestions, but I think I'll just wait for it to fly off..you know, like I said it would be hilarious and give me a reason to get a stubby antenna.
     
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