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Old 11-26-2009, 12:46 AM   #1
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Trying to remove stock manual antenna on my 90 and cant figure out how to get it out. Can someone who did it tell me how to get it out?

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Old 11-26-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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It doesn't just unscrew? Mine was only hand tight, but even if it's tighter I think the base has flats so you could fit a small wrench on it.
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The antenna itself unscrews easily but i want to get the entire base out so i just have a hole in the quarter.
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Oh yeah, I did that. Forgot what I did. It involves a bolt in the trunk, and I think unscrewing the black cap on top some how. Just take some tools and go to town on that bitch. If you're unhappy with the hole, blue masking tape is a great match for our mariner cars
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Open your trunk
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yeah, i did remove the bolt in the trunk and i did remove the cap at the top but its still holding on. So i am wondering if its just seized in there and i need to knock on it harder. Does it come from the top or from the bottom? I dont want to put a dent into the quarter.
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Get a sawzall, cut off your quarter panel, and weld on another one without an antenna: problem solved.
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i am being serious here.
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Yes, and he is not, he hasn't had enough Miata time lately I believe it comes out from the trunk once you take everything off.

But seriously, Just go out there with a flashlight for the trunk and start taking stuff apart, it'll come.
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I know this ******* question is seriously not being asked over here!

I don't remember it being a chore when I took mine out years back. Then I had my bodyshop guy seal it up and blend it in. Never once missed it.
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you could always take the whole assembly out and cover the hole with the rubber plug on the bottom of your trunk. or grab one of those from s13 trunk bottom or one from wrecker.

if you remove your own one from ur trunk ur gona have to find a replacement since its gona be a dead hole to the ground lol.
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i have a replacement short rubber antenna.
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you could always take the whole assembly out and cover the hole with the rubber plug on the bottom of your trunk. or grab one of those from s13 trunk bottom or one from wrecker.

if you remove your own one from ur trunk ur gona have to find a replacement since its gona be a dead hole to the ground lol.
um dude a wet ground doesnt hurt anything. However a wet positive, in an area with potential grounding material is bad mmkay :P step it up newb.
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Yes, and he is not, he hasn't had enough Miata time lately I believe it comes out from the trunk once you take everything off.

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I'm not serious obviously, but COME ON!!!

This is getting ridiculous, what's next? "HEY GUYTHS HOW DO I GET AIR INTO MY TIRES????"
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Jesus, just buy a new car, that is a lot of work just for an antenna...
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"HEY GUYTHS HOW DO I GET AIR INTO MY TIRES????"
Gotcha covered: My first solo Tire Pressure adjustment - MX-5 Miata Forum .. stoopid noob
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um dude a wet ground doesnt hurt anything. However a wet positive, in an area with potential grounding material is bad mmkay :P step it up newb.
lol I dont mean battery terminal.

Ground as in ground ground. like earth. lol

cause if you remove those rubber from bottom of your trunk, its just hole so u can see the concrete.
and you could use that rubber plug to plug up empty antenna hole.

seals it up good. no leak.

those 2 plug things u see just before the heatshield for exhaust


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