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Power antenna install.....in pics

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    Power antenna install.....in pics

    My antenna bit the dust last winter when it iced up and the ice caused the motor to pull to hard on the fragile plastic cord that moves it up n down.........I decided I had better get one before they disappear from the GM parts shelves........the dealer did not have 1 so he sent me to a local Ac/Delco dealer with the GM P/N in hand........the install was easy as pie ........but I did not know until install that it did not have a black mast.......the new 1 has a stainless steel mast.......lucky for me it kinda matches my silver car........so I dont know if black antennas are still available........and this differed from the original in the mounting grommet.......the old 1 just has that rubber grommet that you can squeeze to remove like any rubber grommet......the new 1 has nut that you screw into the mast on top of the rubber grommet.........there is a repair kit for power antennas....that includes a new mast and plastic retractable track......but the price of it was almost as much as the whole new unit
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    lucky for me it stuck in the up postion so I could still enjoy my tunes

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    original grommet.......just a good squeeze will get it out

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    just remove the plastic side hatch cover and spare tire and there you can access the antenna.......remove that bolt on the bracket and your done
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    the bracket on the new motor was not a real good fit.......so I took off the old bracket and I was in business

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    here is the nut that screws into the mast........looks like a common GM antenna nut.......did not have a antenna nut tool.............so I just used my hands as best I could

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    all done !!!

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    Thanks for taking the time to post this

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    its so easy...........a caveman could do it

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    You get an A+ for great pictures

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    I do have a eye for the point and shoot cameras.......they are so easy.......even my seeing eye dog can take pics :P

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    Heh... reminds me of the time the antenna in my Alfa went out. I went to Napa, bought a new one, walked out to the parking lot and took the old one out, installed the new one, then walked back in and asked him to throw it out for me. He looked at me and said, I've never seen a woman do that before, and I told him, it's so easy, my dog could do it

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    Great pics and good thread. I hate the look of the antenna being up so I leave it broken and down. Next spring I may have it shaved and gone. I use my Ipod touch and Pandora for music anyways

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    new one looks better! good job

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    I found a antenna tool while I was at the Pate Swap meet for 6$ .......I was surprised at how lose that nut was when I finally tightened it.............so the proper tool is a must have ! ........any place else that tool is freakin 20$

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    I found a antenna tool while I was at the Pate Swap meet for 6$ .......I was surprised at how lose that nut was when I finally tightened it.............so the proper tool is a must have ! ........any place else that tool is freakin 20$
    I am in the middle of doing the same thing. I noticed you went without the ground strap from the old antenna. Have you noticed any difference? I figured I was going to hose clamp mine on.

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