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2014 Forester - Antenna question

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#1 Juliadlf



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:24 AM

Hi all: We just got a 2014 Forester after owning Toyotas, Nissans and Audi cars previously. After reading the manual I noticed they state to remove the roof antenna before going through a car wash. I was surprised and wondered if anyone else removes the antenna? Seems odd to tell owners to do this given that car washes are brushless nowadays or at least here in New York.

Any idea why we would need to remove the antenna when going through the car wash?





#2 Fairtax4me



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:48 PM

Doesn't matter for a brushless wash.
Only need to remove it if the wash has brushes. They can get tangled up and rip the whole thing (mount and all) off the roof. This can also damage the roof.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:22 PM

Carwashes in general will ask you to remove it to protect their equipment and your car. I have to push the roof mounted one down in my Justy for that same reason.

#4 Juliadlf



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:20 PM

It went through the brushless wash just fine. Thanks for the info.

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