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Broken Antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blackfoot 7, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Jul 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM
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    Blackfoot 7

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    Okay so my used Tacoma came with a broken antenna. Dealer offered to fix it for like $300 or something ridiculous like that. Figured I'd attempt it myself. Anyone have any advice on the best way to proceed? I would try an easy-out, but it looks like the bottom part of the original antenna is still stuck in the base. Your time and attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Jul 8, 2015 at 10:26 PM
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    Get a small drill bit center punch and an easy out bolt extractor set.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Broken-Bolt

    Center punch the piece left in the base.
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    Drill a hole into the center of the stub.

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    Insert the easy out extractor and back the stub out of the hole.

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    Stub extracted

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  3. Jul 8, 2015 at 10:28 PM
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    Theres a special kit you can buy at lowes to remove broken screws. I used it when I over torqued a screw on my old dirtbike
     
  4. Jul 8, 2015 at 10:30 PM
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    That or buy one of those newer concealed antennas...plugs into the radio just like stock and is hidden away somewhere (if you don't care about leaving the fender as is)
     
  5. Jul 8, 2015 at 11:12 PM
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  6. Oct 22, 2015 at 7:55 PM
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    I tried a center punch. No luck. It sounded like the whole fender was going to fall off my truck. It was so loud I thought I was going to knock something loose inside. Not sure what to try next.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2015 at 8:02 PM
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  9. Nov 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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    I followed the above diagram to a T. Took me about 90 seconds to punch, drill, remove and install new 17" antenna. Works on all my presets.

     
  10. Nov 6, 2015 at 8:27 PM
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    Glad you got it. I don't see how it could be easier.
     

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