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Antenna Removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tbones taco, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Tbones taco

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    OK i'm sure someone has covered this in the past but i could not find the post. I'm changing out the antenna on my 07 xcab tomorrow. any tips or tricks? The car wash didnt remove it and i forgot to do it myself..:( i bought all new parts because the easy out didnt work.:mad: this is a standard antenna.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    unscrew it........
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    your asking how to remove your antenna?
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    umm unscrew it?
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I think he's talking about the entire antenna assembly, including the base. Sounds like he broke it off at the carwash.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    ok i know how to do it. I'm asking if anyone else has done this and found any short cuts. it broken down inside so you cant un screw it. i guess everyone has the holiday blues... Toyota didnt make this an easy fix.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Figured something was amiss, since you could change spark plugs. :)

    Have you tried peeling back the plastic fender liner from inside the wheel well?
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Exactly! KPT sounds like you may have done this before.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    No, but I can read.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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  11. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    ok.....its not that bad of a job.just replaced mine.couple of tricks,move inner fender well out of the way by removing those mother f#@$!*& plastic clip things.i would recomend to get a couple extra cause they break easy,there is a 10mm bolt up in there that clamps to the mask.and remove the glove box to get in behind there easier.other than that......go at it
     
  12. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    That starts tomorrow. Removing the finder splash guard is correct to get to the main mounting bracket. However you have to remove several interior pices along with the raido. from what i could find this is the only way. not a problem for me. just seeing if there ar any short cuts.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    when I was removing my fenders to put my glassworks on, the base was impossible to separate from the fender so I ended up just cutting the antenna...still havent replaced it....
     
  14. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    no need to remove the radio to replace just replace the antenna.just have to remove the grab handle plastic piller on the pass. side.once thats off the connection block is right there
     
  15. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Pataco thanks. that was what i was looking for. that sounds better than what the manuel says. How about the crow nut on the top of the mount? How did you remove that? plires???
     
  16. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    oh...boy.now thats a whole other issue.mine was soooooo corroded that i had to drill in to it the whole way around and chisel it off.that was a mother f'er for sure.
     
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    Another reason to use touchless car washes...
     
  18. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    FWIW, After my antenna broke I had it replaced with a Metra universal mount power antenna at Best buy for about $100.00 bucks. It worked with the factory radio which does have an antenna trigger. YMMV
    Good luck
     
  19. Dec 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    Don't bother fixing it! I did the same thing on a tree branch years ago. My philosophy is that stuff that falls off the truck probably didn't belong there in the first place. Mud flaps, bumpers... Anyhow, I installed one of these for less $ than the parts to fix the busted factory antenna. In case that link doesn't work, Google "motrocycle hidden antenna". If you are set on fixing the factory atenna & if you don't have a factory service manual it will help you see what's involved.

    good luck!
     
  20. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Thanks that might be the thing to do.
     
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