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Old 03-14-2011, 05:56 PM
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Does the radio antenna retract?

Mine looks like it has 2 segments, but gently tugging on it didn't do anything. My parking garage is 7 feet, and my antenna smacks a few beams so I'd like to lower it a bit if it's possible.

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Old 03-14-2011, 06:08 PM
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Factory antennas that I have seen on my 2 trucks were a single piece mast with a plastic fairing over the lower half. You should be able to buy a shorter mast to fit the factory base at Pep Boys or somewhere. I remove mine to put on a care cover for long term parking. Just pull up lightly on the plastic fairing and it will slide up the mast and expose the base. use a small crescent wrench to remove the mast from the base.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:12 PM
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If its the factory one then no of does not retract. It probably looks like it does because they put a rubber sleeve on it that pulls up and reveals the nut to take off the antenna.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:25 PM
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Mine did this when I could use the garage . I just popped the ball off the tip used some wire cutters cut off about 3" pop the ball back on and no more clang clang ...
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:16 PM
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Awesome, thanks guys! I must be seeing where the fairing stops.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:21 PM
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Just pop the ball off the tip Use some good fence pliers to cute it and file it down pop the ball back on .
If the ball seems loose use some super glue to hold it on ..
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