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Broken Antenna Stud Removal Solution

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by WildBoar, Nov 10, 2018 at 1:03 PM.

  1. Nov 10, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    WildBoar

    WildBoar [OP] Retired Navy Sub Bomber

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    First off, I believe lazy people make the best inventors.

    And I am most definitely LAZY!! So...

    As I have read on a few posts here, I too got stupid and forgot to remove my OEM radio antenna before driving through the car wash. Yep... broke it off about 1/4" below the mount. Searched here for a fix and found a few posts illustrating how to access the mount from under the fender by removing a LOT of parts. Average repair time: 2 hrs.

    Decided there had to be an easier way. The following took 15 min. and I didn't have to pull ANY parts.

    TOOLS REQUIRED: 3/32 (.09375) drill bit
    1/16 (.0625) drill bit
    Cordless drill with a small enough chuck to hold the above bits
    Canned Air (as used to clean computer components)
    Super Glue

    PROCEDURE: Using the 3/32 bit, carefully drill a 1/4" deep hole in the center of the stud.
    Use canned air to blow debris out of the hole.
    Place a TINY drop of Super Glue on the tip of the 1/16 bit.

    CAUTION: Using too much glue could result in it getting on the threads... GAME OVER

    Insert the glued end of the 1/16 bit into the stud & wait for it to cure.
    If the stud is fairly loose (mine was) you should be able to simply twist it out by hand. If not, use pliers.

    Now I just have to find a new, reasonably priced, OEM stick somewhere.

    Hope this helps. Let me know!
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018 at 1:59 PM
  2. Nov 10, 2018 at 2:16 PM
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    Grey Wolf

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  3. Nov 10, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    True genius!
     
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  4. Nov 10, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    WildBoar

    WildBoar [OP] Retired Navy Sub Bomber

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    Thank you kindly gentlemen!:cheers:
     
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