GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Antenna

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REPLACEMENT



Fixed Antenna

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Use Antenna Bezel Socket J 38536-A or equivalent, to loosen the antenna retaining nut.
  2.  
  3. Remove the antenna base from the spare tire bracket.
  4.  
  5. Remove the retaining nut and bezel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the top of the antenna base from the rear quarter panel.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the cable from the antenna base.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Fixed antenna mounting-except 1998 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Fixed antenna mounting-1998 vehicles

To install:

If substituting an antenna or cable, be sure to use a barbless-type connector. Improper connectors may cause poor reception or connector damage.

  1. Place the cable into the antenna base.
  2.  
  3. Position the top of the antenna base into the hole in the rear quarter panel.
  4.  
  5. Install the bezel to the antenna base and secure with the nut finger-tight.
  6.  
  7. Position the bottom of the antenna base into the spare tire bracket. Tighten the retaining nut to 34 inch lbs. (3.4 Nm) using bezel socket J 38536-A, or equivalent.
  8.  

Power Antenna

See Figure 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the quarter inner trim finishing panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the jack and spare tire.
  6.  
  7. Unplug the cable from the antenna cable connector.
  8.  
  9. Detach the electrical connector from the antenna.
  10.  
  11. Use Antenna Bezel Socket J 38536-A, or equivalent to remove the nuts from the antenna.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bezel from the power antenna.
  14.  
  15. Remove the drain tube and grommet from the rear quarter panel.
  16.  
  17. Unfasten the bolt/screw from the antenna and spare tire bracket.
  18.  
  19. Remove the power antenna from the vehicle.
  20.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the power antenna mounting

To install:
  1. Position the power antenna in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolt/screw to the power antenna and spare tire bracket. Tighten the bolt/screw to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach the drain tube and grommet to the rear quarter panel.
  6.  
  7. Install the bezel to the antenna.
  8.  
  9. Install the nut to the antenna, then tighten to 34 inch lbs. (3 Nm), using bezel socket J 38536-A, or equivalent.
  10.  
  11. Attach the electrical connector to the power antenna.
  12.  
  13. Plug the cable into the antenna cable connector.
  14.  
  15. Install the jack and spare tire.
  16.  
  17. Install the quarter inner rear trim panel.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  

 
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