Originally Posted by willwren
Get one from a 98 or 99 Bonneville from the wrecker. Drill out the rivets, clean out the gunk, re-grease it, and put it back together with machine screws and nuts. It'* a $20 fix for the lifetime of the car.
Huh? The power antenna on my '99 didn't last more than 45K. That plastic, snaky bit fatigues and breaks off. I wish I could have rebuilt it, as the old antenna had the black tip ball... the junk yard replacement is chrome.
I didn't see a way to swap the actual antenna... to get it off the broken snaky piece.