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Old 01-18-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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This may be a dumb question, but on my '02 SSEi, it has the cell-phone looking antenna on the rear window, I'm not sure if it was because it was too cold outside, or if it had something to do with the recent tint job, but I walked outside this morning and it was just dangling there getting ready to fall completely off, so I just went ahead and removed it. Question is this, can I just glue it back on using adhesive like for the rearview mirror or what? Thanks fellas.

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I tinted my back window. There are a few options. One way is to heat the glass[warm to the touch] then heat the back of the antenna till its hot. Apply to the window at room or semi heated garage temp. Otherwise just go pick one up from autozone, pepboys or your local pontiac dealer. Just ask'em for the onstar antenna. beware on the heating of the glass, it can soften the glue on the back of the tint causing bubbles. Id advise just getting a new antenna. Thats what we did in the shop.
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how long was the antenna on?
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is it for onstar?
if so and you dont use it ....dont put it back on.
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Is this the coupler on the inside of the window or the actual antenna on the outside of the window?

My coupler on the inside fell off after my tint job so I used some 3M double sided foam tape and reattached the coupler to the window.
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Its on the outside, I thought about not putting it back on, but theres a nasty bare spot from tint on the inside showing through, and thats the only reason I'd like to have it back on there so I can hide that. I dont ever use the onstar, nor do I ever plan to. But it'* cold as heck here now, so I may have to be patient until we get some warmer weather to try to put it back on. I dont know. So you can get one of these at autozone or advance auto?? Or do you recommend the factory replacement? Thanks fellas.

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Most of the aftermarkets look like the lil pig tail in the middle ones. The bad thing with using the glue for the mirror trick is if you have to get it off again, its a PITA. IMO i'd just stick with the factory antenna. I will probably be around the parts section of Grand Pontiac, and I'll check on a price for an antenna for ya.
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It very well could have been a result of the tint job. A decent tint shop has to use a heat gun to shrink the tint into place on our back windows to remove wrinkles caused by the double curve.
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This is a TSB for that antenna...

OnStar(R) - Cellular Antenna Replacement Parts

Bulletin No.: 00-08-46-002A

Date: April 12, 2005

INFORMATION
Subject:
OnStar(R) System Cellular Antenna Replacement Parts Availability

Models:
1996-2005 Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks
2003-2005 HUMMER H2

with OnStar(R) and Glass Mounted Antennas

Supercede:

This bulletin is being revised to update the model years, models and parts information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 00-08-46-002 (Section 08 - Body & Accessories).

Replacement parts for the OnStar(R) system cellular antenna are available as follows:
^ Cellular Antenna Kit - If the antenna mast or exterior base is damaged or missing or if the antenna base has separated from the exterior glass surface.

^ Cellular Antenna Inner Coupling - If the antenna coupling on the inside of the glass requires replacement.

Important: If glass replacement is required, both the Cellular Antenna Kit and the Cellular Antenna Inner Coupling are required. The kits listed contain all the necessary parts and instructions needed to properly install a new cellular antenna exterior base or interior coupling to the glass surface. To obtain maximum adhesion during installation, the instructions included in the kits must be followed carefully and exactly as written.

Important: Do not attempt to reinstall the original cellular antenna exterior base or interior coupling using any type of glue, adhesive tapes, etc. Doing so may eliminate the cellular signal transfer through the glass and reduce the maximum performance of the system that includes air bag deployment notification.

Important: To obtain maximum adhesion between the new cellular exterior base or interior coupling and the glass surface, the base, coupling and glass must be kept dry and above 15C (60F) during the installation and for the 24 hours immediately following the installation. Not keeping the vehicle dry and above the temperature listed for 24 hours may result in the new cellular antenna exterior base or interior coupling coming off.

Part Number - 89047025 - Cellular Antenna Kit, all models. Includes mast and exterior base.

Part Number - 89046752 - Coupling, Mobile Telephone (cellular antenna - inner) - All Models
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Part Number - 89047025 - Cellular Antenna Kit, all models. Includes mast and exterior base.


Do we know a price for this bad boy yet? It'* almost kinda senseless to try to put it back on if it says it has to be more than 60 degrees for over 24 hours, that wont happen around here for another 3 months! And I dont have access to a heated garage for that amount of time, oh well.

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