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Land Cruiser Antenna Replacement

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ttaM, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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    My fiancee's dad has a landcruiser and it's got the power antenna. This is the fourth time that he's forgotten to lower it before going thru the car wash and consequently, the fourth time he's bent the heck out of the antenna. He wants to have an antenna that he doesn't have to worry about in the car washes.


    Is there a way to just affix an antenna that's not power? Would we need to remove the motor for the antenna mast first? Could we just screw in a fixed antenna and the motor not affect it?


    I figured I'd ask here to see what the best plan of attack is.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 20, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    Also -- If there's a more appropriate place to post this, please let me know.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Matt,

    Most automated car washes with an attendant will dictate their solution but the one that my wife goes to the attendant always removes her - non-powered - antenna before the car gets drug through the car wash and if she wants she can pull back up and the attendant will put it back on, or she can simply hand tighten it back on. Unattended automated car washes are a different story. So short of suggesting that maybe he power the radio off to allow his power antenna to collapse consider buying the man who helped teach your soon to be bride how to make life decisions one of these for fathers day...

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    I guess I should also disclose, that right now, the antenna is bent to heck. Instead of paying to replace it AGAIN, and gambling on him forgetting or not forgetting to turn the radio off, he's just wanting to replace it with something he won't have to worry about in the car wash.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    anyone?
     
  6. Apr 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    1st- check your local auto parts stores and see what they have for universal antenna kits that match your fender. They may even have some 'Yota kits that will work. Onve you find a match you're in business.

    You'll have to pull the motor assembly and run the new base cable into the cab.

    I've done this on a 4runner but not a LC so I can't give you specifics on the process but it should be entirely doable providing you find a base/antenna kit first.
     
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