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Hey, I am doing the stereo in the Firebird and I want to swap out the stock (broken) power antenna for a stock non-power antenna. If I get a non-power unit from the wrecker, should it just be a direct swap? Or is their any signal amplifiers or annoyances like that I am going to have to deal with?


Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:42 pm
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Its a direct swap.

Why not get one of those CT universal power antenna kits,I have them on both my Birds.

They sell for about $69.00.

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Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:17 am
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I find the power thing more annoying than anything else. I prefer the good old black rod that just threads onto the post. Out of curiosity though, did you have to buy an extension cable with the universal one? I was looking at one of those the other day and the cable didn't look long enough for the bird?


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No the new assembly works with the factory rubber grommet and one steel one from the box and unless your an F Body guru it looks factory.

It goes plenty tall enough,just cut the connector off your broken one so you have enough wire to wire it to the new one for a plug and play fit.

BTW I hated the black steel mast on my 94TA back in the day and went power with one of these.

So when my 01 Bird's went crappo it was a no brainer same with the 99 TA it was broke when I bought it.

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Are you talking about the actual antenna cable? If you're talking about the antenna cable, thus saving the need to run a complete new wire, how did you connect the cut end to the wire on the new antenna? I didn't think you could solider or crimp antenna cable?
Sorry if that's a dumb question...I've just never dealt with an antenna.


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Go to the dollar store and get a pack of female RCA jacks,problem solved and you have a spare :)

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Thanks man, appreciate the help.


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