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How To Remove Antenna?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrtomphan, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    mrtomphan

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    I just bought a short antenna off ebay but I am having a hard time taking my stock one out. I bought the antenna tool but the tool broke on me. Maybe I was turning it the wrong way? It goes off counter clockwise correct? I can just remove from the top correct, I don't need to go under the fenders do i?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Lefty loosey.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    grab a set of pliers and at the bottom of the antenna there is a stop thats flat on 2 sides grip with pliers there and turn counter clockwise and it should remove
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    i've tried it and it won't move. I've kinda messed up the metal antenna base while trying. I don't know why its so hard
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    rhodehard09

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    try some pb blaster it may be corroded
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    vice grips turn it to the right hell mine was about to fall off
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    This. Mine was already loose and jiggling around when I went to take it out. Of course, I managed to snag a pigeon with it about a week before that, which may have knocked it loose.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    its so freaken hard to twist off.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    i meant the left sorry yea i took mine off by hand
     
  11. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    its left? clockwise? i was doing right the whole time. counter clockwise
     
  12. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    You were tightening it.
    clockwise = right = righty tighty
    counter clockwise = left = lefty loosey
     
  13. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    Same here. Lucky I made it home from the car lot with it.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    A crescent wrench works well since the base of the antenna is almost squared like a nut.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    You're lucky... I think you have the first truck where the antenna didn't fall off on it's own for ya...
     
  16. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    lol, please dont do anything else to your truck by yourself
     
  17. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    hid head lights, hid fog lights, always on fog lights, bed lights
    I think the righty tighty thing is for working upside down, which makes more sense. like when you open the lid of a jar, if you hold the jar upside down, the lid direction should go to left to open it, hence lefty loosey.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Yea, no. Clockwise (aka turning to the right from top) is tighten. Counter clockwise (aka turning to the left from top) is loosen. The rule always applies to looking down at the bolt. Unless it's one of the extremely extremely extremely rare reverse threaded bolts....
     
  20. Dec 17, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    is this really a 2 page thread on how to unscrew something...?
     
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