Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Antenna

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Removal & Installation



Audi Avant & Passat Models

The Audi Avant and Passat models use a roof-mounted antenna, which is threaded into an antenna base. To remove the antenna, rotate the antenna mast counterclockwise to remove. To remove the antenna base;

  1. Remove the rear trim as necessary to allow access via the rear portion of the headliner.
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  3. Disconnect the antenna lead and if amplified, the wiring.
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  5. Using a 22mm ( 7 / 8 inch) short open-end wrench, loosen and remove the base mounting nut, then remove the base and if installed, the seal.
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  7. Installation is in reverse order of removal.
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Fender Mounted
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the radio and the instrument cluster.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drip tray above the firewall under the hood and pull the antenna cable from the foam tube. Note the routing for installation.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rubber grommet and unclip the antenna cable from the water tray.
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  9. Remove the inner wheelhouse liner.
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  11. Remove the mast retainer nut from the top of the fender.
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  13. Pull the assembly downward into the inner wheelhouse and remove the lower mounting bracket.
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  15. Install the antenna and route the wire through the vehicle. Keep the cable away from the heater control cables.
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  17. Tighten the mast nut.
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Roof Mount
  1. Remove the radio.
  2.  
  3. Remove the headliner.
  4.  
  5. Remove the antenna.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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