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Old 04-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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I've been looking for a new power antenna for a while but everything on eBay is too expensive for used or I generally loose out. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on aftermarket setups?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/POWER...3756.m20.l1116
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I have installed an aftermarket antenna on my car and it works great, it has a thicker mast and better height, the only thing is just make sure you follow directions on wiring and you may have to fabricate some kind of bracket to hold it in position. It is not that hard to do, and looks good when retracted.
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What brand did you use? What kind of wiring was required? I thought it would just plug in like the original one. Any chance you have a picture around of yours in it'* retracted position?
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umm, can't remember off the top of my head, ill see if i can snap a few pics tonight when I have some free time
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Thanks very much
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I replaced it a long time ago, it has been several years, but it was a really beefy aftermarket antenna, from looking closely it was actually made by metra...hope this helps, it was kinda difficult to take pics with the carpet in the trunk. Sorry about the dirty car, its been raining. You can click the pictures and then click the all sizes button (button above the picture) for a closer look.





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That looks really good, fits nice and clean. The one I linked above comes with all sorts of rubber tip things that you might need, did you have to use anything like that or did you just set it up on the original?

You mentioned the wiring. That was all in the trunk, right? Just joining into the factory ones. Didn't have to do nothing up front from the radio or anything?
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I think I used one of the aftermarket tips for the mounting, all the wires you need should be in the back already, it is pretty straightforward for wiring. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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