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Antenna Replacement


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October 4, 2007
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City, State
Glendale, AZ
Year, Model & Trim Level
1998 Explorer 4.0 4x4
My antenna is bent and loose thanks to a $4 car wash!

I'd like to replace it with something tractable. I dont need a motor, just something I can push down by hand for future car washes...

Also, does the antenna cable disconnect at the glove box? I hope so, I dont want to remove the instrument panel.

Anyone suggest a retailer or part number?

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you can get a new retractable antenna off e-bay for like $10, they have a plastic drive cable thing.. took me 15 minutes to replace. you get to the motor housing through the fender well, just pull back the liner, couple bolts, pull apart, replace broken bit, remount.