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Old 04-21-11, 06:19 AM
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Does anyone know if there's a cable that you could screw the antenna into the other end? That set up would work.

So that this


screws into the female end of this:
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Old 04-21-11, 07:35 AM
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Keep thinking....
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I'll let some others think lol Hurts my head after thinking about it for a month...To get a glimpse of what I've been through: Right now I re-routed the antenna cable into the interior of the car, routed it into the backseat headrest, and connected it to a dissassembled shark fin antenna hahaha
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Old 04-21-11, 09:25 AM
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I have seen your posts in other threads, you really want this done!

We will get there.
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My stubby now gets a signal but it still doesn't get as good reception as I like. I attached a long whip antenna and it worked fine (ugly, but worked fine lol). I think the Lexus amp is just too weak to pick up good signal strength using the stubby. I'm not sure how to remedy this.
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any progress?
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Old 11-07-12, 03:50 PM
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Been looking at the new Lexus convertible, it has the right kind of antenna we need.
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that would be awesome
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Time to bring this back on the table. I think we are near.

chicotrini is close to a breakthrough.
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Old 01-05-13, 09:39 AM
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The bottom line is to be able to shove the Celica antenna in the existing hole and be able to mount the nut (Chrome ring) and it is done. Then we just screw in the S2000 antenna which fits. My S2000 antenna is now mounted on my wife's Miata.

So heck I can use the Miata's antenna as well.

I am getting excited.

Here's the Miata antenna using the S2000 mast. And this is the Miata antenna as well:
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Old 01-05-13, 10:06 AM
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chicotroni, I think this will work, here's what you need to do:

1. Remove mast per PDF available.

2. Dis-assemble trunk.

3. Remove 1 and 2. Re-use 3 and 4 per picture, see pic.

4. Unplug radio antenna and power into antenna assembly.

5. Use our Celica mast, install with existing 3 and 4. See pics below.

6. Seal the drain hole.

It should work.

Best of luck!!!

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I think we can see clearly now!
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Old 01-05-13, 11:05 AM
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Here are more concept shots. Definitely doable with some modification.

The only other thing is how to hold the mast, the Celica mast came with a bracket. This is the minor concern.

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Got the celica one off but broke off the celica antenna from it while taking it out.
I will have to drill it out.
Can you link me to the PDF to remove the trunk of the SC?
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There will be a lot of DIY's from the Tail Light Upgrade.

VVTiBob has posted a bunch of DIY's. He also replaced his NAV system and therefore did the same tear down, let me check it out.
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