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Carwash and Antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JDCPA, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Apr 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    JDCPA

    JDCPA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Stupid me went to a "Soft Cloth" Car Wash yesterday because it was severely discounted after buying gas. Sucker ripped the antenna off right at the base. Now I have the joys of threading another antenna cable into the passenger compartment and the back of the radio unit.

    Joy, joy, joy!
     
  2. Apr 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Ummm aahh lets see. Its a great oppertunity to work on your truck?
     
  3. Apr 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Lesson learned, unscrew it before you go in. Takes 5 seconds.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    There's a connector for the antenna behind the passenger kick panel.
    If you get the OEM antenna, you won't have to do more than pull the kick panel, glove box, and the wheel well liner... maybe the wiper cowling, I didn't trace the cable.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    Good to know. I was going to use the OEM to keep things simpler.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Apr 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike 42 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    if it snapped off at the base just get the broken piece out and install a new mast. I do this all the time.
     
  7. Apr 28, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    JDCPA

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    I wish it were that easy. I had gotten tired of the mast coming loose and used some blue Locktite to keep it from backing out. It snapped the socket completely out. Will need to replace the entire base.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Well blue locktite does put a damper on things don't it. :confused: I would get a 2012 mast as it has a different base that comes with it's own wrench. I'm waiting for a 12 to come in with an extra mast and I'll be shortening it and putting it on mine.
     
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