Musicman27

does anyone know how to remove antenna?

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I'm asking this in advance, since I'm in Texas but my car is in Tennessee. I'm in the navy. But I'm going home soon and I want to wrap my roof in 4D carbon fiber. I've done wraps before on other cars but not ones with antenna on top. Thank you in advance.

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I will also add that it's a 2013 spark.

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If you remove the map light/on star roof console it's accessible from there. I believe there is a antenna plug and a nut that holds the antenna on.

Just first pry the light lens out and I think there is 2 Phillips screws under that to remove the console.

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Thank you . I just joined today in the hope that there would be a post re antenna removal and there you were . Spot on, Thank you .

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Thank you . I just joined today in the hope that there would be a post re antenna removal and there you were . Spot on, Thank you .

Glad to help.

Welcome to the forum.

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In addition there are two connectors to disconnect. A two pin orange and a one pin purple connector. They are about 4-6 inches to the right of the bolt that holds the antenna on and you may have to lower the headliner a bit to get them out.

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In addition there are two connectors to disconnect. A two pin orange and a one pin purple connector. They are about 4-6 inches to the right of the bolt that holds the antenna on and you may have to lower the headliner a bit to get them out.

Good to know the location, those are the fakra connectors.

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Thanks for the info. If it wasn't for you, I might have convinced my wife that I couldn't do it.  Instead, she insisted that I remove the antenna so she could replace it with a red plastic shark fin. Great. Now instead of a happy husband with music on FM and sports on AM, she is a happy wife with a fake fin stuck to the top of the car. Awesome. :-/

 

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On 4/10/2017 at 10:57 PM, Russ and Jo said:

Thanks for the info. If it wasn't for you, I might have convinced my wife that I couldn't do it.  Instead, she insisted that I remove the antenna so she could replace it with a red plastic shark fin. Great. Now instead of a happy husband with music on FM and sports on AM, she is a happy wife with a fake fin stuck to the top of the car. Awesome. :-/

 

Get a windshield antenna.

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On 4/11/2017 at 8:27 AM, Russ and Jo said:

Thanks for the info. If it wasn't for you, I might have convinced my wife that I couldn't do it.  Instead, she insisted that I remove the antenna so she could replace it with a red plastic shark fin. Great. Now instead of a happy husband with music on FM and sports on AM, she is a happy wife with a fake fin stuck to the top of the car. Awesome. :-/

 

Hi, I guess your spark too have antenna on front roof. Can you share some pics of shark fin you added, I am little concerned about look of shark fin on front roof? And also, how's reception after replacing it, since bigger antenna have better reception?

 

Actually, I want to replace my whip type antenna with internal one but found no dummy piece which can cover the hole in roof so thinking to put a shark fin antenna.

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