Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Antenna

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This vehicle is equipped with a fixed mast radio antenna mounted on the right front fender. The antenna cable has two parts. The antenna lead-in cable is included as part of the antenna base. The upper cable connects the radio to the lead-in cable. The two cables join in the RH foot well area, behind the lower A-pillar trim.

Antenna Diagnosis & Testing



Check all antenna cables for connectivity/erosion issues. Replace as necessary.

Removal & Installation



Navajo And B Series Pick-Up Models


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Fig. Exploded view of the antenna mounting

  1. Disconnect the antenna lead-in cable from the cable assembly in-line connector above the glove box.
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  3. Working under the instrument panel, disengage the cable from its retainers.
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On some models, it may be necessary to remove the instrument panel pad to get at the cable.

  1. Unscrew the antenna mast from the base.
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  3. Outside, unsnap the cap from the antenna base.
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  5. Remove the 3 screws and lift off the antenna, pulling the cable with it, carefully.
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  7. Remove and discard the gasket.
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To install:

  1. Place the gasket in position on the cowl panel.
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  3. Insert the antenna cable through the hole and seat the antenna base on the cowl. Secure with the 3 screws.
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  5. Position the cap over the antenna base and snap it into place.
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  7. Install the antenna mast to the base.
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  9. Route the cable in exactly the same position as before removal behind the instrument panel.
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  11. Connect the cable to the in-line connector above the glove box.
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