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Re: Replacement of radio antenna
Just the wire/whip or the whole works? If it's just the metal part that bends, you should be able to take a wrench or a pliars to the base, there should be two smooth edges where to put the wrench on and remove busted piece. Go and buy replacent whip/wire and install. FYI, salvage yards would have the cheapest for ya.
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You can replace the whole assembly. It could be catered from junk yard, new Toyota parts store or car radio shops. After market antennas are also available which could be put to work after a little effort.
Most electric Antennas require two people to replace. First turn key on watch and listen to antenna motor as some one turns on radio do this several times. Now remove spanner nut the antenna mast goes through then have them turn radio on again this you assist the rest of the mast out of motor assembly watching what side the teeth are on the plastic cable . Now take new mast and fully extent it and lubricate with a machine oil 3 in 1 works great. slowly lower into housing trying to get first tooth hooked or close then turn radio off this will retract the antenna into the assembly hopefully on the first try it should be all the way in. don't worry re install retainer parts raise and lower several times the overrun clutching will get it in time.
No need to trim the cable. You'll have to remove the antenna assembly from the car to remove the broken piece. It's pretty straight forward once you get the plastic covers off the inside of the car. Take the whole unit out and take it apart. Once you have the broken pieces out, put the unit back together and plug it in. Have a buddy turn the radio on (which will run the motor to raise the antenna. Once it stops, feed the cable down the hole till it stops. Have your buddy turn the radio off (which will retract the antenna) and push the cable to help engage it in the gear below. It should catch a pull the rest in on its own.
Your radio is most likely shot because if your antenna is not hooked up you will still have radio channels and time displace come up on your radio. If your antenna is broke then you will have to repair it to.
Cheaper and much easier to buy a used steering column from a wrecking yard and install it then have a key made for that switch, if this information is helpful please give me a good rating and if I can help more in any way please contact me www.aceautomotive1.com