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What is this antenna for?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by SlackTideCC, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Dec 22, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    SlackTideCC

    SlackTideCC [OP] Member

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    new frame, not by choice.
    I am wondering what this antenna is for in my 2003
     
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  2. Dec 22, 2015 at 12:31 PM
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    Tacoma SS

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  3. Dec 22, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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    o0oSHADOWo0o

    o0oSHADOWo0o Just lurking in the darkness

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    Just a few LEDs...
    Looks like a dipole antenna with an amplifier. Also known as rabbit ears. :rolleyes:

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  4. Jan 2, 2016 at 4:02 AM
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    TBayRay

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    I had a '04 prerunner, and i can tell u thats not a stock, yota mirror either.

    Prolly garage door opener antenna?
     
  5. Jan 2, 2016 at 4:43 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    A few OE parts from fancy trucks
    1) Find the other end of it and see what it's hooked to. That's probably what it's for.

    2) disconnect it and see what quits working.

    I'd be removing it regardless. Not only is it not 'factory', it's an ugly kludge of something aftermarket.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    Kotayota

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    It's not factory.... The Tacoma would have been discontinued by now if it used Velcro to hold their trucks together...
     
  7. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    File IFR

    File IFR "... Intercepting The Localizer"

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    Asks a question, doesn't want an obvious answer.

    What does the vintage antenna say on the back?... Toyota, Bulldog, Directed... etc.?

    Did you try unplugging that antenna and try using your keyfob to see if that was it?
     
  8. Jan 3, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    SlowComa666

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  9. Jan 3, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    SlackTideCC

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    new frame, not by choice.
    Thanks slow for the informative answer
     

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