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Old 01-10-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have a complete rebuilt GM antenna assembly I need to install in my 98 Bonneville. Where do I get a driver that will fit onto the star nut? Probally simple, but I cant figure it out.

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Autozone should have what you're looking for. I suspect you're looking at a T15 or something.

Grab a peice of clay or silly putty and smash it on there. Pull it off and head to autozone.

Or, Put a peice of paper over it and color it with a pencil.
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great ideas dame.. but you should be able to find a beginner set for under $10

T10, T15, T20, T25, T30, T40
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Might be an E15 or a 10mm, I've haven't the foggiest.
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WOW, That was some crazy fast responce time. Much thanks!

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Hold on everyone.

There are no torx head bolts holding the antenna on in a stock setup.

10MM, one on the ground strap, one on the bracket.
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Hold on everyone.

There are no torx head bolts holding the antenna on in a stock setup.

10MM, one on the ground strap, one on the bracket.
X2 that star nut does not come off

remove the bolt, connector and the grounding strap, and Pull the antenna down ward....the black rubber piece stays on the car
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Thanks Boosty.

I just replaced an antenna. Go here to find out how to do it...

http://www.trialsnuts.com/ant.pdf

Still a bit of a work in progress, but it should give you an idea of how to do it!
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I'll confirm. Do NOT remove the exterior star nut or bezel. Pull the antenna out into the trunk.
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That exterior star nut will not want to come off. IIRC it'* a tough one after the years have corroded the threads.
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