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Replace power antenna with regular antenna - 1994 Toyota 4Runner

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  • tritonestC Aug 27, 2008

    I have a 2000 4Runner with the usual power antenna failure. Rather than replace the plastic mast, I would rather remove all power components and install a short, solid antenna instead.

    Can I just remove the wheel well and throw out everything I find, then cap the wires that supplied power to the motor?

  • delcardo Sep 28, 2008

    Power antenna makes tons of racket when raising! Sounds like gears are stripped?
    The question is, replace, repair, or substitute a fixed antenna?

  • ronawronker Oct 07, 2008

    Would love to get someone's answer to this one as well. I've gone through all my CD's, studied German and French; it's time to get that radio working again.

  • nancy_whitt Nov 22, 2008

    My power antenna finally growled and just died on day. The motor still ran but the mast wouldn't move. I bought one from the dealership and had to take a lot of aggravating clips off the fender well. It took a friend of mine (a REAL mechanic) and I nearly an hour and a half.

    That was two years ago and now this one is growling! I'd like to see the answer to the fixed mast antenna as well.



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If the antenna is making a noise (the motor running) like it is trying to go up, but it is not doing so there is a chance that your antenna gearing strip is broken! It cost about $23 to get a new part from a dealership, and takes about 2 min to fix. When you get a new antenna with gearing strip to replace the old one all you need to do is unscrew the cap around the antenna and then turn the radio on. this will cause the antenna to come out. you will need to do the revers to put the new one in.

However, this becomes a problem if the gearing strip is broken. if so you will have to take the motor out and get the remaining part out before inserting the new one. the motor is located under the wheelwell of the passager side tire in the front of the vehicle. pretty easy to do if you have any common sense, but will probably take you an hour to complete this part of the fix.

Now, if you are wanting to replace the entire antenna with a non-motorized antenna with one that come on an old vehicle this is totally doa ble, but will take much more time and more skills on how to wire different components together. by preforming this task you will have to run a new antenna line from the antenna to the back of the radio. If it sounds like i am talking a foreign language than just take it someone to get it done! or find that cute opposite *** who knows what they are doing and have them do it for you. But dont listen to them when they tell you sure they know what they are doing, if they say it will take no more than 15 min or a couple of hours because then, They Do Not know what they are doing!

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  • hcmntnbkr Mar 04, 2009

    hope this helps


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There are some aftermarkets antennas which will fit.
You need to undo the innerguard of the panel to have access to the motor as there could be still some plastic guide rope in the motor. If not, the aftermarket antenna can be fed in from the top after removing the nut.

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