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Antenna mast??

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by SR5 Limited, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Nov 22, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Here’s my dilemma. Clipped a roadside sign. Don’t ask how. I slowed down, car was coming the other way, and “smack”, bent antenna. It was out in the road too far, guys picking up trash. So anyway, easy fix right? I pulled the old one out after removing the nut and jewel. Easy peasy, well I put the new one in it went down two inches and locked up? Then I couldn’t get it out. So I figured I would loosen the housing screws. And it retracted all the way. But there was a grinding sound, for a few seconds, before the relay kicked off. So I figure I can live with that. Then today it wouldnt go up, I thought great. So pulled it apart and sure enough the ribbon was broke, again. Gear looks good. I lubed it and will try again. 17 bucks a pop, I will give it one more try.....
     
  2. Nov 22, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    Found a replacement for ten bucks, but I think I’m gonna ditch the power antenna and get a 6 1/2 incher that is compatable and I don’t have to mess with the motor housing..
     
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  3. Nov 22, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    That's what I did on mine. Got a "TRD" one off eBay. It took a little to get it to fit but I think it's because it's kind of a piece of shit. Looks cool though haha
     
  4. Nov 22, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    Well turns out the eBay seller refunded me the original 17 bucks so they are sending another for free. I’m a happy camper...
     
  5. Nov 22, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    I like the length of the stock antenna and don’t get good reception until it’s over half way up.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    Tried another factory aerial. It went up fine, then when down a hideous grinding sound. So I trimmed it, still did it, trimmed some more. Then it wouldn’t go down. “Helped” it go down, it grinded and broke the ribbon, again. So I have a 7 incher with the adapter that goes down in the housing. Hope I still get my classic rock....
     
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  7. Dec 3, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    619D0095-7507-45F2-B29A-FC722128C53C.jpg Well seems I have just as good reception. 60 bucks...:annoyed:
     

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