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    Antenna install questions

    I'm new to the forums(I'll post in the new member section when I get home). I have a few questions on installing a new antenna. Here's the scenario...

    Some idiot broke off my antenna while I was at work because it would no longer go down. I want to put in a rubber shorty antenna. Another reason I want to do this is because my mom bought me a portable xm radio for christmas last year, but it won't work in cars with automatic antennas.

    My questions are:
    Can anyone recommend a good rubber antenna?
    Is there much to converting an automatic antenna to a stationary one?
    Will I need any extra wires or anything else?

    Many thanks in advance.

    -James

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    havent done it to a 4 gen but the swap should be fairy simple. id just go with a kit from autozone or something. you shouldn't have to buy anything else.

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    Is there anything I should know about unhooking the motor and running the antenna wire to the actual antenna?

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    Antenna wire is a simple unplug.. so is the motor... and the whole unit comes out with a couple of 10mm bolts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Antenna wire is a simple unplug.. so is the motor... and the whole unit comes out with a couple of 10mm bolts..
    and i believe a ground screw to the body

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    Now if you buy a stubby that already has the wire on it, you may have to get an extension for it. I did.

    Plus you have to make sure the connection on it will fit your radio. If it's a factory radio it will be smaller. If you have an aftermarket one it would be the same.

    If it's just the antenna with no wires, I don't know, cause I haven't done it yet.


    This is the best pic I have of my antenna.

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