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Does anybody have problems with the antennae...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by derekabraham, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:22 AM
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    derekabraham

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    coming loose way too easily?


    It seems I have to screw it back in tight every five or six days.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2008 at 12:56 AM
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    jrukus

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    not I.
    although, i have never checked it either.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2008 at 1:06 AM
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    i do, it comes loose...i wonder if putting Teflon would help...
     
  4. Sep 21, 2008 at 1:31 AM
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    jrukus

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    maybe lock-tight would work for you guys
     
  5. Sep 21, 2008 at 2:01 AM
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    Marioso

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  6. Sep 21, 2008 at 4:26 AM
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    MurphMan

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    Mine has, cranked it down and it seems to be holding.

    I haven't looked at it, but would a small lock-washer work? Lowes has a pretty decent selection of stainless steel. You could try lock-tite or tape as suggested, but I'd be concerned it'd reduce reception as the material could introduce an insulating property from the whip to the base.

     
  7. Sep 21, 2008 at 5:20 AM
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    Janster

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    Yup!

    Just tightened it yestereday.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2008 at 5:31 AM
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    09silvertaco

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    on my 09 its on there so tight a pair of hands cannot loosen it. i was testing it out as i have a shorty antenna on order. i may have to wrap some pliers in a towel, so as to not scratch it, to loosen it just a bit and let the hands do the rest.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2008 at 5:34 AM
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    jrw1965

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    Havent checked mine either, seams to be fine. Now that I know, I'll check it today, thanks for the heads up.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    It might be tight for ya....

    I've had my truck for about 1.5 years and I just tightened the antennae yesterday. So - it took that long to come loose. But now, it'll probably happen a lot more.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:35 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Mine came loose about a week after I got it, so I tightened it with some pliers, and it hasnt come loose since.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:47 AM
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    mine came loose shortly after I bought my truck. I tightened it and it hasn't backed off for 1.5 years.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    I have noticed it being alittle loose at times before.
     
  14. Sep 21, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    Listen to this man, he has the bases covered.

    I replaced mine with a 20" Shorty as I got tired of it hitting the top of the garage door. Use a towel to prevent pliers from marring it and tighten it good without the lock tight.
     
  15. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:43 AM
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    Thanks for all the info, guys!! :D



    I'm going to be replacing mine with a Shorty soon, too. Maybe that will help.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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    When I was driving home from picking up my truck from the dealership, my daughter noticed that the reception on the FM radio was poor. When I got home I noticed that there was no antenae; What? After folding up the back seats, there it was wrapped up. They never bothered to install it. I put it on myself and now after 5 months I should go check it. Don't know why I even need it since I listen to sirius all of the time.
     
  17. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    The OEM one, because it moves around in the wind a lot more, yes. Use Loctite, problem solved. I have a shortie antenna with Loctite on it and it doesn't budge.
     
  18. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    Do you guys have a website for these short antennaes?
     
  19. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:57 AM
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    Sweet. Thanks man.
     
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