simple car question

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  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    the rubber around my antenna that attaches to the body of the car is rotting can i just get a new pc of rubber or is that attached to the antenna? I would think i could get a pc of rubber?
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    SOMETIMES that is a seperate sloped rubber spacer. look at replcaement antenna kits.. most come with a couple different spacers and cup pieces to fit a variety of metal body panels. mind you with an OEM part.. it sure could be molded in. if it is easy to get to the backside.. take a look at it
  3. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    what's oem?
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    original equipment manufacturer. as opposed to aftermarket.

    IE.. the antenna assembly provided by GM for a gm vehicle would be an OE or OEM replacement part.. but the one that you get at autozone that fits 4000 different cars is a semi-universal aftermarket part.. thus the extra and different mounting grommets..
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    oem= original equipment manufactor
  6. BETH

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    i have never replaced an antenna all u do is screw them in? how do i know i will get the same reception?
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    on many, the antenna top unscrews from the base. if the rubber part is damaged and leaking water into the body panel, you will need to remove the base and coax cable to the back of the dash. depending on vehicle type.. it may be a non fun job. might ne something a good cleaning and carefull application of black rtv might take care of.

    as far as reception.. the aerial will be pretty universal..
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    as far as i know its not leaking, one person said all i do is unscrew antenna and screw another one in?
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    that's just the lil top piece. IE.. if the antenna top breaks off. that doesn't repalce the grommed between the antenna base and the car though.,

    it's unclear bout where yours is dmage.. can you post a picture?
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    u r right i will have to look around for it thanks
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    Beth, in this day and age, there are no "simple car questions" unfortunately.

    I suggest you first submit the make/model/year of the car and the location of the antenna. Pictures would be even better.

    From your post I'm surmising a fender mount antenna, but a mount with a dress gasket between the antenna base and the fender or other part of the car. Replacements are available. Requires accessing the underside of the antenna and removing the retaining nut/washer. If the replacement gasket isn't split you can "cheat" by making a cut enabling you to slip it over the antenna lead. Repair this slit with RTV and re-assemble. >MW
  12. BETH

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    ok thought it was simple i will get a picture
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    what they said.lol
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    sorry just trying to get my 1000 post.lol:)
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    BETH Well-Known Member

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    you keep going for 1000 and i'll go for 5000
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    Beth just get a piece of Duct Tape and cover it up. That way no one will see the rubber Gasket. Red and Green Style ;)
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    Bubble gum works pretty good too!
  18. BETH

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    no no no i keep my car lookin good want it to look purdy 2000 hyundai accent and it looks like new i'll post a picture-NO DUCT TAPE
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    black silicone. smooth it out with your wet finger. lot cheaper than a replacement unit.
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    is this one that mounts to the A pillar?

    either way check with the dealer. you may be surprised.
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