I had a broken mount just under the antenna....The dealer said to remove the antenna and just use some metal mend or whatever ya call it. It worked fine. My question is this. I think I may have broke the coax when I removed the antenna. The antenna has a sleeve on the end of it. but i cannot tell by looking if the coax was just stuck up into the sleeve or if it was actually connected. Of course now my reception is really crappy.