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The antenna was snapped off of my 2008 Honda CR-V, snapping the bolt that is used to screw the antenna to the base. How do you fix this?

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If the remainder of the bolt protrudes above the surrounding metal(you'll need about 1mm), you can cut a groove with a hacksaw into the bolt and screw it out with a screwdriver. If this is not possible you can use an "Easy-out" and here is where you start purchasing items.
This entails drilling into the bolt shaft using a drill bit about half the diameter of the bolt shaft itself. The correct size "Easy-out" tool is then screwed into the newly made hole(it screws in counter clockwise) and as the tool grips the inside of the bolt shaft it will unscrew the bolt shaft.
A third alternative would be to drill out the bolt completely and use what is called a heli-coil to repair the hole. I doubt the last will be viable as there is not much metal to work with.
As a last resort you can purchase an aftermarket antenna and install it in a differant place on the car's bodywork.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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