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Removing OEM antenna in full up position.

Hope you guys can help. I am trying to remove the OEM antenna that is in the extended position. I disconnected in the back panel it many, many years ago because it would not retract all the time. I just purchased an aftermarket stubby one. My problem is I cant find the car part of the plug to plug in & retracted it. I removed all my panels, the foam & carpeting, Stuck my hand in the body & there is nothing. My only thought is that when my mechanic replaced the door latch & somehow the plug got pulled into that area. I don't want to remove any more panels. I don't want to break the OEM antenna either. My question is if it is possible removing the antenna with it being extended. Thanks in advance.

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Hope you guys can help. I am trying to remove the OEM antenna that is in the extended position. I disconnected in the back panel it many, many years ago because it would not retract all the time. I just purchased an aftermarket stubby one. My problem is I cant find the car part of the plug to plug in & retracted it. I removed all my panels, the foam & carpeting, Stuck my hand in the body & there is nothing. My only thought is that when my mechanic replaced the door latch & somehow the plug got pulled into that area. I don't want to remove any more panels. I don't want to break the OEM antenna either. My question is if it is possible removing the antenna without extending it at all. Thanks in advance.
So, if I understand your question correctly you want to remove the antenna at the base and remove it altogether? My antenna is retained on the upper side w/ a threaded base. Get some vise grips w/ a rag underneath to protect the chrome and unscrew it. You may have to hold the under side to keep the whole thing from turning. It will just drop down into the fender well when it's un screwed. You may have a problem if the antenna is fully extended for it to go all the way through and be removed. You may be able to retract it from it's extended position by twisting the gears by hand. Good luck.

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Great idea. I guess I will try it. I have removed antenna a few times, So I know procedure. I just want to know if it is possible to remove it without damaging the antenna since it is somewhat operational.
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Put 12 volts to it might go down.

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