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Old 03-03-12, 10:37 AM
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Hello all, I've replaced a few masts and now i'm needing a motor, second one, plus the power plug is rusted and will need to be replaced as well, no clue where i would even find that part. Tired of it. Is there a fixed antenna mast or stubby antenna that will fit nicely in the RX and will provide good radio reception?

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I'm not seeing the pictures for that second site.
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OK guys time for me to DO something. Today my antenna mast basically failed when I was using the car. I managed to take it out and fix the faulty antenna but then I broke the nylon teeth rope. So I had it. My motor is working perfectly and all I need is an antenna mast but I realized now is the chance for me to justify gutting my car to do something that I've wanted to do. A hidden antenna! So in the coming days I will post WITH pictures how to do a clean and hidden antenna mod!
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Will look forward to the hidden antenna install write up.

Mine too is stuck halfway, I do like the hidden antenna option better than the replacing the old mast option.
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Ok, sadly I wasn't feeling too well and did it without pictures. Basically you follow the guide for the power antenna motor and then disconnect the antenna plug from the back of that (closer to the rear of the car) then disconnect the power cable that goes into the motor and plug in your antenna. I used the HARLEY antenna and mounted it to the rear glass.

Quick tips. Removing the carpet is a PITA. you have to pull on the plastic behind the rear passenger seat and be wary of hidden clips in the carpet by the rear passenger seat one behind the plastic panel and one by the hinged trunk. The plastic panel that goes on top of the carpet above the wheel well on the right cut the tab closest to the outside and rear of the car and run your wire through the hole and then push it back into place (not terribly noticeable that it doesn't sit level without really touching it). Thats it. Super cheap and better than replacing my antenna mast. Also now you've got a power motor in the car that is useless. I left mine in but if you are up to it remove it (disconnecting the power wire and the antenna wire and the drain tubes and sell it). Best of luck the worst part was the removal. I did this all by myself and it sucked not having help. It was a fair amount of labor depending on where you work. Thankfully I was able to move all the removed parts inside with some ease. Take care of your carpets too Best of luck I'll post a completed pic soon. Inside and outside.
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I know this is an old post but have they found a suitable stubby replacement for the antenna mast? Surely the rc car antenna isn't necessary anymore. I've read the retrofits and they all sound great but is there something I can just screw into the existing antenna slot that doesn't extend and retract.
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