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Replacing Antenna 2001 Yukon

The antenna is broken off I need to replace coax and mast. I have unscrewed the base from the frame. Where does the coax plug into the coax under the dash. The coax from the base of the antenna mast is only about 12 in. long. And how do I get to it?

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Man...you have no idea what a job this is! Go to a car stereo shop and pay somebody to do it!
Good Luck

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Antenna - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

If your antenna mast is the type where you can unscrew the mast from the fender, simply do so with a pair of pliers. Most damaged antennas are simply the result of a truck wash or similar mishap, in which the mast is bent.

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