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Old 12-16-2008
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Remove Radio Antenna?

I was wondering how to take out the antenna and it's base. I've searched on here and haven't found anything. Does anyone know how to take the base off?
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^^x2! that's something i've been meaning to figure out myself....darn gray discolored pieces!
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Yeah, I took off the inner fender well thinking I would be able to get at it from there but I was wrong.
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Honestly..i think the main cap sorta just snaps on the base, then there's probably cavity nuts and screws holding the base base to the cowl. I know i've seen them taken apart at the junkyards before.
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I might have to try that.
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That worked! You just have to take a flat-head screwdriver and snap the top half off and there are I think 3 Phillips head screws under there.
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why u takin it off?
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That worked! You just have to take a flat-head screwdriver and snap the top half off and there are I think 3 Phillips head screws under there.

HAHAHA! heck yes. I'm a damn good guesser. lol.

Yeah...what's your main objective for removing it? paint work?
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It somehow got loose over the last week or so and the rattling pissed me off so I tried to screw it back in and accidentally over-tightened it and the threaded part at the bottom of the antenna broke off in the base.
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yeah i hate my antennae, always smack it on stuff and scare the crap out of myself.
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Put a shorty antenna on it!
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Put a shorty antenna on it!
agree i love my 12" stainless Billet
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x2 they rock :-)

let me ***** it out, haha

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x2 they rock :-)

let me ***** it out, haha


looks good but does it work as well as my stock one??
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what the hell kind of wiper blades do you have???
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Cody where'd you get that from?
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what the hell kind of wiper blades do you have???
looks like bosch icons....maybe trico neoforms
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looks good but does it work as well as my stock one??

I'm sure it does because I never use my antenna, but I get great reception when I listen to the radio.
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yeah i hate my antennae, always smack it on stuff and scare the crap out of myself.
Same here, I guess I'm just a spaz lol.
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I like having a stock length antenna. There are a lot of parking garages that are really low around here (some have pipes that hang below what it says the clearance is) so I use my antenna to gauge weather or not I will be able to make it without risking my roof hitting. My roof isn't even that high either. Plus I have a black stock antenna, I found someone with a beater XL Ranger work truck and traded antennas and taillights (my truck is on 02, other is an 06+).
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I tried those kinda wiper blades and they sucked big time, I literally took them back after going thru the car wash, but this was just my personal experience.

My best luck was to stick with TRIPLE EDGE,
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you guys whining about your stock antenna crack me up...

i've got a 4ft fiberglass antenna mounted in about the same position as the stocker. I sometimes run a 102" whip too...

still laughing....

hahahahahahahhaahha.
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