Your car antenna is more than a decoration. Without it, the radio can be turned off. There are generic substitutes, but it is usually better to buy a specific vehicle.
It is better to buy a small inexpensive kit. They are about the size of a book and almost every tool you could ever need for simple repairs. Keep this in your trunk so that it will always be within reach.
The connecting Most antennas, simply by screwing on the base. The part that is usually bent or broken is called the tree. Will have a space near the bottom, which is tailor-made for a key. Unscrew the old and replacing it with the new one. Turn snug but not too tight: it should be just enough so that it can be transformed with bare hands.
For more complex substitutions may be necessary in order to remove the base. Once the antenna is unscrewed look carefully at the lid to the base. Most will be solved with just a wiggle. Others have small screws must be removed.
When you remove the base, will have a cable coming from inside the car. In some cable is permanently attached. It is often made to easily broken. Enter the new base and mount it on the car. Then connect the antenna or mast.
If the antenna cable is permanently attached to the base, you must route the radio. Follow the path of the old. This may require the removal of certain panels of the dashboard. When you reach the radio, unplug the antenna cable old and insert the new one. Test the radio before it all together.
On older cars, cars with automatic antennas, the procedure is a bit ‘different. These types of antennas are typically applied with some, but limited access to the rear of the antenna assembly. usually be mounted on the top of the front or rear fender; There are often large appliances and spacers screw on the rear fender area. These devices can generally be tightened by hand. If the old man does not want to come off, you can use a large pair of channel lock pliers to loosen it.
An antenna automatically increases and decreases as you turn the radio on and off. I would replace this kind of antenna for professionals permit if you are not able to install a car radio.
Unlike the electrical connections, the procedure is virtually the same as above. The antenna or mast is replaceable on most models.
With a little ‘research and patience, you can enjoy the new radio.