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
a Salty Bear
> 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
> want to replace the base and mast of what is
> Any thoughts. Previous experience with this task
is most appreciated!!
> I know someone has been in these shoes before.