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Guest Message by DevFuse

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94 legacy L wagon power antenna

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#1 Guest_littlefish_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 12:54 PM

<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\"> ...so she drives right in to the car wash while listening to her favorite talk radio show and twists off the power antenna.
Can the mast be replaced or is it the entire unit? Thanks for your attention to this delicate domestic matter!

#2 Guest_gbhrps_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 06:49 PM

Replacing the mast is a DIYer. Getting the entire motor assembly out of the car comes first, and is straight forward if you're mechanically inclined. At that point remove the mast assembly tube from the motor assembly, usually by removing a phillips screw, and take out the old mast assembly and its geared nylon whip, by pulling it from the motor. You either buy a new mast assembly from Subaru, or shop around Japanese dealerships to find a replacement, since most of them use the same antenna suppliers in Japan. (My 90 Nissan 300ZX has a 97 Toyota Camry mast) Just get one that has the same geared nylon whip, the same large tube (the bottom one) diameter, and fairly close final length. Don't be concerned if it has a different ball size on the top, since most just unscrew in a vice and you switch your old one onto the new mast. Temporarily hooking the unit up to the car and turning off the radio while you feed the nylon whip into the mast assembly, will suck the mast back into its resting place. Hope this helps! Get back to me if some of this isn't clear.

#3 Guest_Drquasievil_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 07:30 AM

I had to replace the mast on my 95 Legacy. I purchased a non Subaru mast and I had to return it. The diameter for the base was wrong and the nut to hold the mast would not screw in.
I paid about 35.00 on the net. List is about 55.00.

Don't worry if it does not go in all the way. Eventually after a few times, it will adjust itself.

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