Center punch the broken bolt as close to the center as possible. First place the antenna in a vice so that it was upside down and level. As stated in the video you can use this type of antenna in place of a motorized unit as well as this solid type. It's not that difficult, I just wish I had shown that.Visit me at: Membership info: about this video: DirtyETCGDue to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. V-Twin Harley Davidson forum. Deep Hole in a Small Box, a Different Take on the Infinity Mirror. Antennas that are only hand tightened wiggle loose and as odd as it may seem, have a tendency to turn counter clockwise when moving. If you cant dig into the thread with a flathead or grab it with pliers your gonna need a new antenna base, even try a pick with a small hook maybe. Bottom line ... tighten the antenna with firmness ... not brutality. The cb attena mount has the allen slot but I didn't see anything on the radio coax so I just put a wrench on it and started turning it and lo and behold it started to unscrew. When the antenna is screwed into the coupling nut the bottom of the antenna base hits the top of the mounting bolt before the base is seated. I'll be down at the Harley store getting the part tomorrow and fixing my radio reception hopefully...thanks again!!! Extreme care must be taken when matching the antenna to the antenna stud. Come join the discussion about SVT performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Wrap the bolt with a large amount of solder and place it in the end of the antenna. Bought my daughter a 2006 Focus. A forum community dedicated to Ford Focus owners and enthusiasts. In any case, if the mounting bolt is allowed to come to far up into the coupling nut, the depth allowed for the antenna threads is reduced. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. You may have to push the new antenna and move it around until the wind up mechanism catches the grooves. DO NOT rely on hand-tightened antennas. Again, if the stress isn't allowed to transfer to the stronger portions of the components, the threads will bear the stress and could, especially under high wind loads (speed) or on rough terrain, break. Share it with us! Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy. Thanks for the help! It was an easy repair that anybody could do. The new antenna should seat properly. And some people, even with Firestik stud mounts leave out pieces. There are four primary installer/user errors that are responsible for over 95% of all incidents where the threaded portion of the antenna base ends up being sheared from the hexagon portion of the base. As soon as the contact between the coupling nut and the hex portion of the antenna base loose contact, all of the stress is absorbed by the weakest part of the antenna base … namely the threads. Make sure the grooves are facing the same direction that the old antenna mast grooves were facing. Unscrew the stud and the post (broken part) will pull out the top. My Saturn Vue was in a tangle with a mailbox. Bought my daughter a 2006 Focus. They wash every car after service. awesome thanks! Antennas are electro-magnetic radiation devices and are not designed for, nor should be used to measure the heights or strength of solid objects. My boss at that time was a German master mechanic and it was he that suggested I buy it. Tighten the first nut hand-tight down against the antenna base. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. JavaScript is disabled. Well, I opened the tour pack and found where the AM/FM cable from radio screws on but no set screw in sight. How to replace a broken antenna mast. Height and velocity challenged individuals Remove the bolt from the base and put two more nuts onto the bolt. Next put two (2) nuts on a long bolt and thread the bolt into the hole you just prepared. 3. Remove the fender stuffer. The AM/FM antenna stud is broken off. This will help you drill into the center of the bolt as closely as possible, putting you at less risk of damaging the threads of the broken bolt. The stud should be slotted. The antenna stud is broke-off in both the antenna and the base. I completed this repair on my truck and it took less than 10 minutes. In the process the antenna was snapped off. Wrench them together and the likelihood of breakage is nearly non-existent, especially when the Firestik antenna is mounted via a Firestik stud mount. Tighten the securing nut.✅✅✅ - SUBSCRIBESubscribe: Upload: - PLAYLISTSToyota 4Runner Playlist: E36 Playlist: Lumina Playlist: - TOOLSTools In This VideoNeedle Nose Pliers: - TOOLSOther Useful Car Repair ItemsRatchet Screwdriver: Shop Towels: Hand Cleaner Goop: Orange Hand Cleaner: 34 Piece Ratchet Set: Car Jack (BestSeller): Jack Stands: Torque Wrench: was previously MCRC (My Car Repair Channel)Disclaimer: Each video that is produced and published is intended to be educational. While many people do fairly well with it, some are simply clueless. Agreed...I just had to remove the overhead light. Remove the old broken antenna. Argh. Short of including some strength reducing drugs with every antenna, trying to prevent those occasional feats of thoughtless strength would be as futile an effort as putting up signs demanding common sense be used and expecting the signs to solve the problem. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. it took me a bit to figure it out but I got it to work. This video shows one way you can deal with a broken antenna. Drill slowly, wear safety glasses. Use the appropriate bit for the size tap and bolt you are going to use. One of the hardest things to teach anyone is common sense. It worked well for me! Mark the first bolt adding the depth to the length of the socket you already marked with the two nuts. 2. You first have to remove the old antenna by removing the securing nut on the antenna mast. "I'm jealous of girls because they get to wear dresses." Turn your radio off while the antenna is inside the housing. I didn’t know that it was a “pipe wrench” until very recently. When the car came out it had no antenna. How do I get both broken ends out so I can replace the antenna to the car? They lay under a 4,000-pound car that is propped up with a $12 jack on a sloped surface; pound nails with a 20-pound sledgehammer and tighten antennas with a 16" pipe wrench.

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