Replace power retractable Antenna with normal antenna.

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Old 28 Sep 2003, 11:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Replace power retractable Antenna with normal antenna.

Hi,

I have a retractable antenna which I broke - forgot to turn radio off
while in car wash, doh - anyway I took the advice of google group
users, thank you, and disconnected the power at the antenna.

I managed to pull the whole unit out and unhook it from the HU and I
still get pretty good radio reception if somewhat directional. I do
want better reception however I am unwilling to fork over the $250 for
the unit from toyota.

Can I replace my power antenna with a non power one?

and if so are the installations fairly standard across cars?

or would i have to buy one specific to toyota or specific to my car
model?

I have a 1985 toyota celica.

Thanks again for any advice,

JJ
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Old 28 Sep 2003, 11:32 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"JS" <ladyslipper98201@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a retractable antenna which I broke - forgot to turn radio off
> while in car wash, doh - anyway I took the advice of google group
> users, thank you, and disconnected the power at the antenna.
>
> I managed to pull the whole unit out and unhook it from the HU and I
> still get pretty good radio reception if somewhat directional. I do
> want better reception however I am unwilling to fork over the $250 for
> the unit from toyota.
>
> Can I replace my power antenna with a non power one?
>
> and if so are the installations fairly standard across cars?
>
> or would i have to buy one specific to toyota or specific to my car
> model?
>
> I have a 1985 toyota celica.
>
> Thanks again for any advice,
>
> JJ


I don't know about an 85 Celica, but years ago I had to replace the
retractable mast (not the whole antenna) on a 92 Camry and it only cost
about $25. Did you check with Toyota parts department about what would need
to be replaced to fix it?


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Old 29 Sep 2003, 04:26 am   #3 (permalink)
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I replaced the antenna inner. It was cheap and easy to do. Just make sure
you get the end bit out of the motor.

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"JS" <ladyslipper98201@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:15928394.0309282029.3687e685@posting.google.c om...
> Hi,
>
> I have a retractable antenna which I broke - forgot to turn radio off
> while in car wash, doh - anyway I took the advice of google group
> users, thank you, and disconnected the power at the antenna.
>
> I managed to pull the whole unit out and unhook it from the HU and I
> still get pretty good radio reception if somewhat directional. I do
> want better reception however I am unwilling to fork over the $250 for
> the unit from toyota.
>
> Can I replace my power antenna with a non power one?
>
> and if so are the installations fairly standard across cars?
>
> or would i have to buy one specific to toyota or specific to my car
> model?
>
> I have a 1985 toyota celica.
>
> Thanks again for any advice,
>
> JJ



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Old 29 Sep 2003, 11:18 am   #4 (permalink)
JS
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Default Re: Replace power retractable Antenna with normal antenna.

Thanks for the suggestion, I did however ask them if I could just
replace the mast and they said the unit is only sold complete with
motor.

> I don't know about an 85 Celica, but years ago I had to replace the
> retractable mast (not the whole antenna) on a 92 Camry and it only cost
> about $25. Did you check with Toyota parts department about what would need
> to be replaced to fix it?

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Old 29 Sep 2003, 12:08 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Replace power retractable Antenna with normal antenna.

"JS" <ladyslipper98201@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the suggestion, I did however ask them if I could just
> replace the mast and they said the unit is only sold complete with
> motor.
>

It may be true for the 85 Celica, but I would call some other dealers just
to be sure.


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Old 29 Sep 2003, 09:26 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Hi John,

Hmm... I looked at the unit it doesn't look to be that easy. What
steps did you do to replace the antenna inner?

Here is a picture of my unit, picture is the very last one on the
page:

http://www.geocities.com/ladyslipper98201/index.html

Thanks,

JJ

"John" <johnnyboy@dodo.com> wrote in message news:<3f77fad6$1@news.comindico.com.au>...
> I replaced the antenna inner. It was cheap and easy to do. Just make sure
> you get the end bit out of the motor.

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