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# 39909 21-Aug-2009 10:58
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Hi all,

My car atenna cable has been broken for a while now, and id like to get it fixed.  does anyone know what type of cable is used?

its a powered antenna, and the cable is broken near the front, so it looks like i need to replace the whole length from the boot to the radio.

is this possible? or do i need to buy a whole new antenna?




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  # 249483 21-Aug-2009 16:40
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I would say just buy the cable.

My partner broke her car antenna some months back, got a mate (auto electrician) to replace it and the aerial was a separate part from the mechanism that pushed it up/down.

It was also a ridiculously easy thing to fix, quickest 12 pack of beers he ever made. And he knew it'd be easy.

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  # 249503 21-Aug-2009 17:34
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hamisht: Hi all,

My car atenna cable has been broken for a while now, and id like to get it fixed.  does anyone know what type of cable is used?

its a powered antenna, and the cable is broken near the front, so it looks like i need to replace the whole length from the boot to the radio.

is this possible? or do i need to buy a whole new antenna?


if its powered, the power cable will be seperate to the aerial cable.

if the aerial cable is broken, you can probably get a coax joiner and join it back together.  the loss in signal probably wont be sufficient to warrant running a while new cable.  in fact, you could probably strip back each end and then use a couple of bits of fuse wire to rejoin each part of the cable and still get it working :D




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  # 249506 21-Aug-2009 17:49
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Hi, I did try joining the cable back together, but it was such a frail wire, it kept breaking.

is it just coax cable? so if i was to replace the whole length, I could use house-hold coax cable?




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  # 249537 21-Aug-2009 20:14
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Yes you'd probably be fine with regular RG59 cable (pop down and grab some from DSE or something)




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