How to Replace a Standard Car Radio Antenna

by Contributor

When that old antenna has given up the ghost, a car audio retailer can sell and install a new one. If you're game, however, follow the steps below to do it yourself.

Tips

  • check If the antenna is located on a front side fender, gain access to the inner fender panel from the engine compartment or through the inner door jamb.
  • check If the antenna is located on the driver's side pillar, the extension coaxial cable will probably be located in the kick panel, an interior panel in front of the door, to the left of the driver's feet.
  • check If the antenna is located in the rear of the car, gain access through the trunk. The extension coaxial cable will probably run close to the rear mount and on to the radio.
  • check After unplugging the coaxial extension cable from the original antenna cable, tie or tape a 6- to 8-inch string to the top of the extension cable.

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