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2005 Sonata + antenna mast replacement

The Antenna mast of my 2005 Sonata was bent by kids, what is my best method of replacing? Do I need to replace motor and all?

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shannongreer
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SOURCE: Antenna mast broken

    Give these instructions a shot. Might be too generic but might be enough to get you going. Removing Original Antenna
  1. Step 1 Activate the antenna switch to the up position.
  2. Step 2 Using the wrench or needle-nose pliers, loosen and remove the original retaining nut on the base of the antenna mast.
  3. Step 3 Gain access to the underside of the area where the antenna is located.
  4. Step 4 Remove the bracket or brace that is below the hole and holding the antenna in place.
  5. Step 5 Remove the mast.
  6. Step 6 Find the motor that controls the antenna mast. Generally, power antennas will have a constant 12-volt lead and a ground lead. The ground lead will be grounded to the panel next to the motor.
  7. Step 7 Remove the ground lead from the panel.
  8. Step 8 Pull out the antenna coaxial cable.
  9. Step 9 Unplug the coaxial from the extension coaxial cable.
  10. Step 10 Remove the original antenna coaxial cable. Note the route the cable follows.
    Installing the New Power Antenna
  11. Step 1 Inspect the fender area where the antenna mast will be mounted for rust.
  12. Step 2 Clean the area before installing the new antenna.
  13. Step 3 Plug the new antenna coaxial cable to the extension coaxial cable. (On some General Motors and Ford cars you may need an adapter to mate the 2 cables together. Car audio retail stores sell such an adapter.)
  14. Step 4 Plug the new antenna's coaxial cable into the radio's chassis antenna jack if there is no extension coaxial cable. Tie or tape the string you put on the extension cable to the new antenna coaxial cable. This assures that the 2 cables stay together as you route them to the antenna mount in the fender.
  15. Step 5 Connect the power lead of the antenna to the power antenna lead on the radio.
  16. Step 6 Connect the 12-volt constant lead to the antenna to a 12-volt source or to the ignition switch.
  17. Step 7 Direct the new antenna cable via the same route followed by the original antenna cable on up to the hole in the fender in which the mast will be mounted.
  18. Step 8 Ground the ground lead from the motor to a clean metal surface on the metal panel near the mount.
  19. Step 9 Insert the mast into the hole. Face the serrated side of the plastic cable on the bottom of the mast toward the motor side. The plastic cable can be inserted freely to about 12 inches and will stop.
  20. Step 10 Turn on antenna switch to down position until the plastic cable goes down and catches into the gear mechanism of the drum housing. If the plastic cable does not gear into the mechanism, twist the cable slightly until the cable contacts into the gear mechanism while the motor is in operation.
  21. Step 11 Stop the motor after the cable goes into the housing 12 to 25 inches.
  22. Step 12 Secure the bracket or strap to the bottom of the antenna mast and to the metal fender.
  23. Step 13 Replace the retainer nut to the base of the antenna mast and secure tightly.
  24. Step 14 Replace the panel that covers the antenna mount area.

Posted on May 13, 2009

232K7
  • 26 Answers

SOURCE: problem removing broken antenna mast

you have to pull out the trunk interior trim panels on the left side to access it.
there will a few 10mm bolts and a connector.

Posted on May 14, 2009

roniecon
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SOURCE: power antenna motor runs but mast stays up.

u can if the part is still available check withNAPA

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaceing a broken antenna mast on a 2005 Ford focus

You can buy the antenna at speedycarparts.com ($4.95 + s/h - $13.85 total).
I have also found it at ebay

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

johnjohn2
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SOURCE: I am replacing the power antenna mast on a 2005

You need to remove the top cap cover, this is the ring on the top of the antenna that holds it to car then use some small needle nose pliers to pull the rest of the mast, if theres a broken part stuck inside then you will have to remove the ant and open the side to remove the rest of it, then reasmeblt unit and put back on car then slide new one in and have someone turn radio off as you feed ant in, if it doesnt go all the way in then turn radio on but dont let it come out then turn it back off fast and feed the rest of ant in, once its in place install the top cover ring to lock it in place. hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

bigguy810
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SOURCE: 2003 lexus sc430 antenna mast

it wont come out the only way is to remove the unit from behind the fender and disasemble it i look at it this way if your going to remove it replace it they are not expensive hope this helps you bob

Posted on May 02, 2011

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  1. Lower electric antenna (18850) .
  1. Remove rear retaining screws of RH front wheel splash shield for access to antenna lower retaining bolt.
  1. Remove lower retaining bolt.
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