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mirkrod 12-23-2012 08:21 PM

Antenna rod broken on the threading piece
 
I have searched through this forum and found a few helpful posts, but I'm wondering if someone can give me a step-by-step walkthrough on how to fix this problem.

I have a 2002 Ford Focus ZTS and when I was brushing the snow off my car from the snowstorm, I accidentally broke my antenna. [rant] The mount is still intact, but the rod got snapped at the base (where the threading is). I see no way of getting it out, so I'm wondering if anyone knows which part it is and how to do it in step-by-step.

Visual illustrations will be helpful, but not necessary.

Again, my car is 2002 Ford Focus ZTS.

Thanks guys!

SkyPilot 12-23-2012 09:26 PM

remove the dome light and you can then get to the nut that holds the base on. From there is pretty pretty self explanatory.

I dont know what the ford part number, but if you search ebay you should be able to find one for around $10-15 bucks.

my_beautious_ZX3 12-23-2012 11:21 PM

that is exactly how I broke mine!

The base is available from your Ford dealer for about ten to fifteen bucks if I remember correctly. They'll also be happy to sell you an antenna mast for $40, but I found an identical off-the-shelf generic one at Autozone for $10, which gives as good FM reception as the original one.

Black00ZX3 12-24-2012 01:22 AM

Step by Step instructions with part number http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=255932

mirkrod 01-28-2013 04:11 PM

Thanks guys! I'll look into the suggestion and the link...

ps... Sorry about the very long delay. I've been dealing with a lot of [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)] and couldn't focus on my car.

SESME 02-02-2013 05:10 PM

Broke mine twice already.[:(!]

Now when I go to the salvage yard, I grab extras. Why spend almost 20 bucks a piece when you can get them for next to nothing.

my_beautious_ZX3 02-02-2013 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SESME (Post 4569783)
Why spend almost 20 bucks a piece when you can get them for next to nothing.

ummm...so that I don't have to replace it twice? [hihi]

SESME 02-02-2013 08:39 PM

If they didn't make them so damn cheap, we wouldn't have to replace them at all.[bash]

my_beautious_ZX3 02-02-2013 10:24 PM

...after a couple of more Wausau winters, you're gonna realize that they made the whole dang car from that same grade of metal.


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