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Factory Antenna

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gp4camping, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    gp4camping

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    Every now and then I would have to rescrew my antenna back. Lucking I have not lost it. Anyone have this issue? I like to get one of those shark fin antenna like the ones on the BMW. But any recommendation to elimate my antenna from unscrewing?
     
  2. May 17, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    Tighten it more or use some locktight
     
  3. May 17, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    who not try getting a lock washer and putting that in there and tighten it up? its worth a shot
     
  4. May 17, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    Used to happen to me too, I finally took a pair of pliers wrap in soft cloth and snugged it up pretty tight. It's been fine since.
     
  6. May 17, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    Teflon tape
     
  7. May 17, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Teflon tape is a sealant, and will not lock it.

    Use BLUE locktite(medium stregnth). The red will be very hard to remove and will most likely cause the top to shear off before the locktite breaks.
     
  8. May 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    If you frequent drive-thru car washes, use a lock washer or a soft rubber washer so you can unscrew the antenna by hand. Otherwise, use locktite.
     
  9. May 17, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    mmckinley

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    I used Locktite on my 2010.
     
  10. May 17, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Same here!
     
  11. May 17, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Mine is always coming loose as well. Great tips guys, thanks
     
  12. May 17, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Jerry Bear

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    I just tightened mine until it didn't come loose any more.

    I would avoid Loctite or teflon tape. It's important that the antenna have a very good electrical connection to the base, and those could interfere with it.

    The lockwasher idea is very good.
     
  13. May 17, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    I had the same problem but my issue was from parking in a Washington DC parking garage that was only 6 ft tall. The antenna would slap every light and pipe going down 4 levels in the garage. A little Locktite did the trick.

    I am looking to get a much shorter antenna for the truck. Every looks at me funny driving through the garage...
     
  14. May 17, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    Mine always comes loose. Just throw some Loctite like everyone says.
     
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