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Old 03-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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antenna broken off -- 2012 model

My wife went through one of those checkpoint things -- with the wooden arm that blocks you/ goes up and down -- too slowly. As she went through, the wooden arm came down on the top of the car, dragging across the top and breaking off the antenna.

I'm wondering if I can just buy the new antenna itself, or do I need to also replace the black antenna module that it (seems to be) screwed into?


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Old 03-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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You can replace just the screw out part with no issues. There are aftermarket short ones that fit
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I took my intena off to go through a car wash and forgot to put it back on till a week later funny thing though the reception seems to be as good or better than with the silly thing connected I have synch and sirius to boot.
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But the antenna broke off, leaving the end of it still inside the black base unit attached to the car.

I have to somehow open the antenna base unit to get rid of the rest of the old antenna. How to do that? I don't see a place where with a screwdriver I could pop it up/open.
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I took my intena off to go through a car wash and forgot to put it back on till a week later funny thing though the reception seems to be as good or better than with the silly thing connected I have synch and sirius to boot.
I've had a lot of static since the injury.
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You will have to get some specialized tools to get it out. Or go to mechanic or machinist. A small hole will be drilled in the centre of the broken bolt and a reverse threaded "screw" is used to back the bolt out
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