I tied a string on my old chord attached to the radio and pulled it from outside the car and the chord wire itself broke. Now I don't know how to run the cable without a string to find the path. Does anyone have any suggestions.
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Anyone that has owned an older Honda Accord (1990-1998 or so) has probably had a problem with their radio antenna. My problem was actually there when I bought the car. Whenever I would turn the car off the antenna would retract and when it was all the way in it would make this horrible grinding/clicking noise. Eventually it stopped working all together. As I was looking into this problem I found out that it was a very common problem, but one that had a very easy solution. I would say that almost anyone could preform this antenna fix. If you are having the same problems here is how to fix it:<br> 1) Get a replacement antenna mast. You can find them on Ebay for around $15.
2) Remove the old mast by taking off the chrome nut that hold the antenna onto your fender. You might need a small hammer and a punch to get it off. It should be fairly tight. <br> 3) Pull out the old mast. You have to give it a good tug as the end is in there tight. Check to see if it is all there. If some of it is still stuck in the antenna motor you might need to take it apart to get it all out.<br> 4) Turn the radio on then put the new mast into the hole for the antenna with the teeth facing the rear of the car. Push it as far as it will stopping when it won't go in anymore. You don't want to force it.<br> 5) Have a friend turn off the antenna while you guide the new mast in. If it doesn't go quite in all the way that is fine, it will eventually.<br> 6) Re-install the holding nut. <br> That's all it takes. You can now enjoy your radio again!
The only reason to have an electrical wire going to the antenna is for a motor that raises and lowers the antenna. The antenna cable to the radio is the only wire on the antenna. To replace the antenna, you have to remove it from where it connects onto the car, then lift it out from there. The antenna and the cable cannot be separated, it's all one piece. You pull the cable off of the back of radio, and tie a strong string onto it, because when you lift out the antenna, the cable will be pulled out from under the dash and to wherever the antenna is situated and out that hole. Now tie the string onto (hope you had a long string, lol) the end of the cable on your new antenna and cable, and stick the end of the cable into the antenna mounting hole. Pull the string from under the dash by the radio and you will bring the cable back into the dash and where you can plug it into the old radio and listen to good old music again !
first of all, is your radio factory or aftermarket? If its factory the you probably have a bad ground or a short in the radio power to antenna. If its after market, then the remote antenna wire is hooked up wrong. Check to make sure the antenna wire is hooked up to the antenna. Good luck
if you haven't already pulled the old cable out you can tie a piece of string or small wire to the end of the old cable before you pull it through (make sure the string is plenty long). then as you pull the old cable out it will pull the string through the channel. when you see the string untie it from the old cable and on to the new cable then pull it back through the other way.
The antenna is held down on the roof by 2 or 3 screws, and the antenna wire runs down the inside of the driver's side of the windshield pillar and comes out down by the fusebox, approx by the drivers knee area. When I changed mine, I took the lower plastic from the bottom of the driver's side dash off, so I could see what I was doing. It was only a few screws to get it off. Once I had the antenna lead loose from the back of my radio deck, I tied a piece of string to the end, then taped it in place, then pulled the old antenna out of the roof, pulling the string up with it. I attached the string to my new antenna, and used the string to pull it back down thru the windshield pillar. Fasten down the screws, connect it back to your radio, and you are good to go!
the antenna comes out from under the finder panel , in the trunk there is a carpeted insert, that needs to be removed in order to access the antenna motor, you can take it out from there. it is easier with the radio off. that way the antenna is in the down position.
either way, its a pain in the **** to replace...you are better off getting a professional to replace it. if its a powered....the motor is underneath the dashboard on the left side...behind all the fuses...good luck getting it out. if its just a regular..pretty much the same thing. the wire that connects to the radio goes down through the drivers side front pillar...behind the dash board..and finally down to the radio.