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How To : Remove OEM Antenna ?

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

  1. May 17, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    sliverworm

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    I am looking to remove my OEM antenna I know it should screw out but.. so far its a no go.. or does it not just unscrew? I got some plyers taken to it and all the plyers are doing is stripping off the paint on the antenna
     
  2. May 17, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    It's tough, but it takes pliers and twist counter-clockwise.
     
  3. May 17, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Yours a tough? Shit, I have to go tighten mine every couple weeks or its going to fall out! LoL! Yes it just unscrews. Use a crescent wrench if you can't find the right size.


    Not to thread jack too much.... but I'm going to buy a stubby antenna tonight, i just can't decide if I should do the rubber flexible one, or a black billet (similar to OEM, just shorter) antenna. Ideas?
     
  4. May 17, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    senor taco

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    I'd go with the black billet
     
  5. May 17, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    I'm a fan of the rubber duck antenna myself...
     
  6. May 17, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    Yeah, I just can't decide, I like clean. To me, its a bit 'fat' and annoying, plus after a few thousand miles I guess it bends back and stays there. The billet is clean, and doesn't stand out, ya know?
     
  7. May 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    Yeah...I'm not going to lie....If I could- I'd shave the whole damn antenna and run the wire thru the edge of the window seat. I hate the way antennas look in general.

    If only I was made of $$$$$...
     
  8. May 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    I had to re-tight mine too! Where do you buy those stubby antennas, flexible rubber and black ones?:confused: At the dealer?
    ML
     
  9. May 17, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    do people use antenna's anymore? I thought it was just satellite now..
     
  10. May 17, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    LOLLLLL Ya, we do:p
     
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    AntennaX.com or on Ebay from the same company.

    Maybe I'll just buy one of those windshield antennas and shave it. Not sure If I'd be willing to do the work myself, but I can't imagine a body shop charging much for that small of a job, paint is still in great shape, can't be hard to match.
     
  12. May 17, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    I finally got it , seems the previous owner or somebody over tightened it...
     
  13. May 17, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    :amen: Bro.
     
  14. May 17, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    I got the stubby one from antennax. I like the short, stubby one - like the way it looks.
     
  15. May 17, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Got it, thanks:D
    http://www.antennax.com/
     
  16. May 17, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    Vice grips will work. It must just be really tight. Miine has a tendency to loosen up on it's own.
     
  18. May 17, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    thats what it took to remove the damn thing, I picked up a universal shorty antenna from Autozone $8 bucks.. the base doesn't quite fit so ill opt for one of the ones from the site as posted above.. it will have to wait though as Ill be closing on my house next week.
     
  19. May 18, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    my bro and I installed the toyota truck stubby antenna from cravenspeed.com (I don't have a pic of it on mine, but here's one with his on it on Tundratalk.net)
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    http://cravenspeed.com/index.php?productID=215
    Cost 25.95 to get it shipped (21 for antenna 4.95 for shipping) You will lose some reception, but I rarely listen to the radio, so I did this for cosmetic purposes only. I can still pick up all the stations I listen to and it just depends where I am if I can hear the station clearly or if it comes in/out. It stands about 4" tall and I still thought those 8" antennas were still too long for my taste, so I went with the shorter one. It does what I need it to do just fine.
     
  20. May 18, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    They might have used some lock tight on it to keep it from backing out... I know mine's the same way as most, it's hard enough just to keep the damn thing from falling out...
     
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