2003 lexus convertable retracktable antenna replacement. Antenna is bent and won't retrack all the way down,sticks up about 12''. Goes up but won't retrack all the way in. Was bent going thru Car-wash first time in 7 years!
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yes you can. most to nearly all models feature either a power or conventional replacement antenna for vehicles. even generic ones can be used. if your not confident with pulling apart your dash to change antennas a car audio expert can do it for you. and recommend an antenna to suit
You can fix it yourself. The stealership wants 1500 for diagnostics and replacement. The harness is about $200 at VW. The cabs have a design defect that Audi will not acknowledge nor repair. Here is how you fix it yourself. You need to open the trunk and look at the rubber wire protector on the left side between the trunk and the lid. See picture posted. You don't have to remove any liners. Pull the rubber out of the top and very gently pull it down as far as you can exposing the antenna wires. Remove the black soft wrap
a rubber duck type aerial is best(the b......s can"t rip it off)and the good news is you can but them with the offset grommet as standard at most accs shops.start at the aerial end and tape one end to the other so that you can pull it through.
Your antenna is either bent, dirty and seized or the gear drive inside is stripped, Clean, examine and lube the mast to see if that helps. If not you may need to buy a replacement kit at the dealership or online.