GM Buick/Oldsmobile/Pontiac/Full-Size 1975-1990 Repair Guide

Antenna

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REPLACEMENT



See Figure 1

Fixed
  1. Remove the steel antenna out of the base and masking tape the front edge of the right door.
  2.  
  3. Using a antenna bezel socket, loosen the bezel nut at the top of the fender.
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  5. Remove the side mounting bolt and disconnect the antenna lead at the junction.
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  7. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
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  9. Remove the lower fender-to-body bolt and rocker panel molding screws.
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  11. Remove the inner fender and block.
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  13. Remove the bezel and the antenna base assembly.
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To install:
  1. Install the antenna assembly and loosely tighten the bezel nut.
  2.  
  3. Install the inner fender screws, rocker panel molding screws and lower fender-to-body bolt.
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  5. Lower the vehicle.
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  7. Connect the antenna leads and tighten the bezel nut using the bezel socket J28641 or equivalent. Install the side mounting bolt.
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Power
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Protect the door with masking tape and remove the five outer-to-inner fender panel screws.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower fender-to-body bolt and rocker panel molding screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the three fender-to-inner fender screws along the rear half of the wheel opening.
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  9. Remove the antenna bezel nut using a bezel nut socket tool J28641 and disconnect the electrical wiring.
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  11. Block the lower edge of the fender out, remove the antenna bracket screw and remove the antenna assembly.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the antenna, gasket and bezel nut. Do NOT tighten at this time.
  2.  
  3. Install the mounting bolts. Do NOT tighten at this time.
  4.  
  5. Torque the bezel using the bezel socket and the lower mounting bolts.
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  7. Connect all antenna leads.
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  9. Install the fender bolts and screws.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable and check operation.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Power antenna assembly

 
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