Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Antenna

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1982-86 Vehicles

See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing drip molding-1982-86 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Installing drip molding-1982-86 vehicles

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the radio and disconnect the antenna lead as outlined in this section.
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  5. Remove the drip molding as follows:
    1. Depress the clip pawl.
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    3. Remove the molding end cap and seal.
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    5. Slide the molding off by pulling upward
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  7. Disconnect the antenna rod from the base.
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  9. Remove the antenna rod from the clip.
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  11. Remove the body seal grommet from the door post and pull the antenna wire through the mounting hole. Be careful not to pull too hard. The antenna jack may become caught under the instrument panel.
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To install:
  1. Fish the antenna wire through the mounting hole to the radio.
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  3. Mount the antenna with the retaining screws.
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  5. Install the drip molding. Put the molding in place and tap it lightly by hand. Be sure to align the cowl panel with the end of the molding end cap and seal.
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  7. Install the radio as outlined in this section.
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1987-94 Vehicles

The radio antenna is part of the rear window defogger.

ELEMENT CHECK



See Figure 3



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Fig. Fig. 3: Checking antenna wire located in the rear window-1987-94 vehicles

  1. Using an ohmmeter, check for continuity at the antenna terminals on both sides. If the element is broken, no continuity will exist.
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  3. To locate the broken point, move the ohmmeter probe to the left and right along the element until the meter shows continuity.
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  5. Repair the antenna element as follows:
    1. Wipe the broken wire and surrounding area with alcohol.
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    3. Apply a small amount of conductive silver composition (Dupont® No. 4817 or equivalent) to the tip of drawing pen.
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    5. Place a ruler on the glass along the broken line. Deposit the conductive silver on the break with the pen. Slightly overlap onto the ends of the wire.
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    7. After the repair, allow the conductive silver to dry for at least 15 minutes. Check for continuity with the ohmmeter.
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    9. If continuity exists, apply heat from a heat gun or hair dryer for approximately 20 minutes. If heat is not used, allow the area to dry for at least 24 hours.
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