Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Antenna base stuck inside of socket

  #1  
Old 1 Week Ago
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 6
Icon5 Antenna base stuck inside of socket

Hi there, recently my area experienced major hail storms and required me to remove my antenna so I could cover my truck, to save it from being damaged from the hail. As a result of age and living in the Midwest, I came to realize after unscrewing my antenna, that there was still a significant piece of metal stuck inside, threaded in. This prevents me from installing a new antenna, and I have no idea how to remove it. I have tried a reverse drill bit, to no avail. Does anyone know how to remove the black antenna base around the socket, so I could remove it from the bottom or even just replace the entire assembly? (This is a 1997 Ranger XLT.) Thank you for your help!
 
  #2  
Old 1 Week Ago
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 45
Originally Posted by Jpk516 View Post
Hi there, recently my area experienced major hail storms and required me to remove my antenna so I could cover my truck, to save it from being damaged from the hail. As a result of age and living in the Midwest, I came to realize after unscrewing my antenna, that there was still a significant piece of metal stuck inside, threaded in. This prevents me from installing a new antenna, and I have no idea how to remove it. I have tried a reverse drill bit, to no avail. Does anyone know how to remove the black antenna base around the socket, so I could remove it from the bottom or even just replace the entire assembly? (This is a 1997 Ranger XLT.) Thank you for your help!
The antenna base should have a plastic cap that just snaps over it if I recall correctly.

Ranger Antenna Removal
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ringer4x4
Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc.
2
03-22-2011 05:13 PM
ringer4x4
Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc.
8
05-02-2010 02:36 PM
ringer4x4
Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc.
2
04-18-2010 11:18 AM
revo2k11
Suspension Tech
3
01-09-2008 09:58 AM
EdGe_wannabe
Suspension Tech
4
07-20-2005 08:46 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Antenna base stuck inside of socket


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.