Replacing an AM/FM Antenna-1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Replacing an AM/FM Antenna-1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Post by Manc » Thu, 22 May 2003 02:29:40

Hello,

I could really use some help on what may be a simple project to most
of the members in this group.
I am attempting to replace the base and mast of the antenna that came
with my recently purchased '96 Plymouth Grand Voyager. The problem is
this: for the life of me I can't figure out how to get to and remove
the existing base. It is positioned by the hood on the front passenger
side of the van, just behind the wheel well. It seems to be the
factory location.
I'm not sure how complicated a project this should be, but I see just
about no possible way to get to the darn thing. I'm not at all
interested in installing an antenna anywhere else on the van. I just
want to replace the base and mast of what is already there.

Any thoughts. Previous experience with this task is most appreciated!!
I know someone has been in these shoes before.

Thanks!
mance

 
 
 

Replacing an AM/FM Antenna-1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Post by 'Do » Thu, 22 May 2003 03:49:31


Mance,
   How do you feel about removing a fender??
                      'Doc

 
 
 

Replacing an AM/FM Antenna-1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Post by Mike Hal » Thu, 22 May 2003 08:28:08

Most Auto antennas are held in place by a pivoting
plate that acts much like a toggle bolt.  To
remove the old antenna you have to unscrew the
antenna from this plate.  To do this you must [put
upward pressure on the antenna base while
unscrewing it.  In a perfect world you will
unscrew it just enough so that you can sneak
something into the gap between the fender and the
antenna base and push the pivoting plate down to a
nearly vertical position, at which point you will
be able to remove the entire assembly.  Since the
world is seldom perfect you will unscrew the pivot
plate completely and it will drop of, into the
black void, and be there to rattle every now and
then for the life of the car.  Buy the replacement
antenna first and you will see what I mean.  The
other fun part is running the coax from the new
antenna to the radio.  Good luck in your adventure
in automotive electronics.

73 es cul

wb3fup
a Salty Bear


Quote:> Hello,

> I could really use some help on what may be a

simple project to most
Quote:> of the members in this group.
> I am attempting to replace the base and mast of

the antenna that came
Quote:> with my recently purchased '96 Plymouth Grand

Voyager. The problem is
Quote:> this: for the life of me I can't figure out how

to get to and remove
Quote:> the existing base. It is positioned by the hood

on the front passenger
Quote:> side of the van, just behind the wheel well. It
seems to be the
> factory location.
> I'm not sure how complicated a project this

should be, but I see just
Quote:> about no possible way to get to the darn thing.
I'm not at all
> interested in installing an antenna anywhere

else on the van. I just
Quote:> want to replace the base and mast of what is
already there.

> Any thoughts. Previous experience with this task

is most appreciated!!
Quote:> I know someone has been in these shoes before.

> Thanks!
> mance

 
 
 

Replacing an AM/FM Antenna-1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Post by Tarmo Tammar » Thu, 22 May 2003 09:44:32


> Mance,
>    How do you feel about removing a fender??
>                       'Doc

He is not joking. You might be lucky though. Take a look up the wheel well,
also behind the passenger's side kick panel. See where the coax leads you.

Tam/WB2TT

 
 
 

Replacing an AM/FM Antenna-1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Post by Peter Ackerman » Thu, 22 May 2003 13:17:49

You might make contact with some amatuer Radio folks in your area.
One of them might be a professional installer.
I would have to see it to tell you how to do it.

W4SFD


Quote:>Hello,

>I could really use some help on what may be a simple project to most
>of the members in this group.
>I am attempting to replace the base and mast of the antenna that came
>with my recently purchased '96 Plymouth Grand Voyager. The problem is
>this: for the life of me I can't figure out how to get to and remove
>the existing base. It is positioned by the hood on the front passenger
>side of the van, just behind the wheel well. It seems to be the
>factory location.
>I'm not sure how complicated a project this should be, but I see just
>about no possible way to get to the darn thing. I'm not at all
>interested in installing an antenna anywhere else on the van. I just
>want to replace the base and mast of what is already there.

>Any thoughts. Previous experience with this task is most appreciated!!
>I know someone has been in these shoes before.

>Thanks!
>mance