1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Broken Antenna, Easy fix? NOT

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco95, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Jul 6, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    #1
    Taco95

    Taco95 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1166
    Messages:
    36
    I work at a carwash and my truck has been sent through 2 or 3 times a week leading to about 200 or more times its been washed since i've owned it. Recently the antenna finally took all it could take and it snapped. At first i thought no big deal buy another and screw it in and roll on. Ha, no.

    The antenna broke off down in the housing on the outside of the fender, tried easy outs and the GRABIT with no luck. After all these different attempts the remainder of the antenna has lodged itself down in far enough to where it seems you could put another antenna on. Went to every auto parts store around and bought different types with different "One size fits all" connectors. Yep.... You guessed it... None of them fit. Either way too big or way too small.

    Gettin really tired of listenin to the same CD and the only channel i get is christian classical... Maybe its a sign huh?

    Any advice i'd appreciate.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2009 at 1:09 PM
    #2
    Whippet

    Whippet Custom User

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Member:
    #19155
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern California
    Vehicle:
    1995 Tacoma 2WD
    Dents in all panels, dents in bumpers, 3d $69 paint job, now has matching tires, all brand badges shaved (or lost, it has been painted three times now), spiderwebs removed from engine bay
    Wire Coat hanger....
     
  3. Jul 6, 2009 at 1:36 PM
    #3
    JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Member:
    #18207
    Messages:
    2,016
    Gender:
    Male
    The antenna mount is a replaceable item. Buy a new one.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM
    #4
    snoope

    snoope Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18414
    Messages:
    2,833
    Gender:
    Male
    Ft.myers,FL
    Vehicle:
    2003 Lexus ES300/2004 Lexus 330 AWD
    +1 on JKD's idea.....



    Snoope
     
  5. Jul 6, 2009 at 3:36 PM
    #5
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    i bought a universal antenna w/ different sized bases from pep boys, and one worked
     
  6. Jul 6, 2009 at 3:43 PM
    #6
    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Member:
    #17267
    Messages:
    2,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    KEVIN
    N. California
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD OR Access cab longbed
    Persistence WINS again! There you go...:)
     
  7. Aug 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM
    #7
    nytmarecoma88

    nytmarecoma88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Member:
    #15095
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 tacoma
    Tonnuea Tint euro Tail lights halo head lights billet grille- black debadged black powdercaoted 17's "knight rider" mod aero turbine exhaust black bull bar multicolor halo fogs


    i have the same problem, do i have to take the fender off to replace it?
     
To Top