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bay_wolf 04-18-2011 01:06 AM

How To: 00-04 Antenna Base Replacement (Part Number: XS8Z-18919-AA)
 
I realize there is already a how-to on this but I was already doing it and figured I would try to take some better pictures for those who need it. Also, thanks to my girlfriend for her hands in the pictures.

Things you need:
Phillips Screwdriver
T25 Torx Bit Screwdriver
Flat Head Screwdriver
Replacement Antenna Base (Part Number: XS8Z-18919-AA)
Car cleaner (optional)
Car wax (optional)

Steps:

Step 1
Get together all the supplies you need. The car cleaner and wax is up to you if you want to get the part of the car underneath the base cleaned up and protected.

Step 2
http://i.imgur.com/O0qI0l.jpg
Insert your flat head screwdriver into the side of the overhead light closet to the window. There's a little grove to put it in. Just use your screwdriver and ease that side out. From there, just grab the overhead light with your hand and get it the rest of the way out.

Step 3
http://i.imgur.com/ET1IHl.jpg
This is what you should have at this point. Just unplug the two wires that are attached.

Step 4
http://i.imgur.com/DitQFl.jpg
Use your phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that are shown above. This will allow you to remove the plastic border of the overhead light area. Once removed there is a metal bar in there that can be pushed aside if needed.

Step 5
http://i.imgur.com/UCXVQl.jpg
Use your T25 Torx Bit Screwdriver and remove the screw shown above when attaches the antenna base to the car/ antenna cable. There is a washer on the screw so be careful when removing as you need that. Here's a picture of it.

Step 6
http://i.imgur.com/jnwN2l.jpg
Now just pull of the old antenna base and this is what you should get.

Step 7(optional)
http://i.imgur.com/mg4WEl.jpg
Clean the area with your car cleaner and then put a coat of wax on the area.

Step 8
http://i.imgur.com/ghHsAl.jpg
Place the new antenna base in the holes and get it lined up. Screw the T25 screw and washer back in while making sure the antenna cable gets attached.

Step 9
Reassemble it in reverse order.

joker3366 04-19-2011 09:49 PM

Worked like a Charm. Thank you for this thread

bay_wolf 04-19-2011 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joker3366 (Post 3641189)
Worked like a Charm. Thank you for this thread

No problem. I'm glad it helped.

P.S. I changed the title to 00-07 but it isn't showing up in the forum as such. Could a mod help me out?

bay_wolf 04-24-2011 05:44 PM

85 views and 1 reply? bump lol

CJohn364 04-24-2011 05:45 PM

Nice write up.

bay_wolf 04-24-2011 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJohn364 (Post 3646891)
Nice write up.

Haha. Thanks! [cheers]

MacAttack 04-24-2011 06:37 PM

Good thing this was bumped, or I might have missed it. I recently had a short antenna on my Focus, and while clearing some snow off of it this winter, it broke off. I didn't really care or think about it until recently, as I never use the radio anyway, and I actually like the look of no antenna. Still, after looking at it, I discovered that the bolt on the base is actually broken, and that I'm going to need a new base.
Thanks for this writeup.

bay_wolf 04-24-2011 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacAttack (Post 3646936)
Good thing this was bumped, or I might have missed it. I recently had a short antenna on my Focus, and while clearing some snow off of it this winter, it broke off. I didn't really care or think about it until recently, as I never use the radio anyway, and I actually like the look of no antenna. Still, after looking at it, I discovered that the bolt on the base is actually broken, and that I'm going to need a new base.
Thanks for this writeup.

No problem. I think I only paid like $10 for a new base from ebay.

bgd777 04-25-2011 01:23 PM

Has anyone found a good quality aftermarket antenna mast that is sturdy (i.e. will not break within a year) and that gets good reception? Or should I stick with OEM for around $40?

bay_wolf 04-25-2011 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bgd777 (Post 3647837)
Has anyone found a good quality aftermarket antenna mast that is sturdy (i.e. will not break within a year) and that gets good reception? Or should I stick with OEM for around $40?

Just search for: "ford focus antenna base" on ebay and you'll get a bunch for around $10 shipped.


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