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The Original Owner (AKA BOZO) did a lot of mean and strange things to my new to me LT.

ONE was to have the dealer install a hidden (powered) antenna and remove the old antenna and mounting bracket.

Unfortunately the powered antenna is terrible, either never worked or doesn't work.

I would like to go back to the factory antenna or a better aftermarket option..

Anyone got a suggestion?

I have not taken the top case off yet but I assume that parts 1-7 are what are missing.

As part 8 and 9 would still have to be in place for the aftermarket antenna to function.

I plan on taking off the top case and looking for the powered antenna soon...

 

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You might find that the powered antenna may be disconnected. I have always heard that they are better than OEM as far as reception. I was actually planning on removing mine and replacing it with a powered antenna...now, I might have to rethink it. Let us know how it works out.
 

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I bought a Tune Trapper, about $39. Call and as for the 16" prototype, which fits nicely UNDER the top case and works great. It is NON-powered but highly tuned. Works SOOO much better than the factory whip and no extra wires for power, etc.

Great service, fast shipping, great product.
 

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pauleknight said:
The Original Owner (AKA BOZO) did a lot of mean and strange things to my new to me LT.

ONE was to have the dealer install a hidden (powered) antenna and remove the old antenna and mounting bracket.

Unfortunately the powered antenna is terrible, either never worked or doesn't work.

I would like to go back to the factory antenna or a better aftermarket option..

Anyone got a suggestion?

I have not taken the top case off yet but I assume that parts 1-7 are what are missing.

As part 8 and 9 would still have to be in place for the aftermarket antenna to function.

I plan on taking off the top case and looking for the powered antenna soon...
I've got 2 extra antennas, with the brackets. If you're interested, PM me.
 

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deputy5211 said:
I bought a Tune Trapper, about $39. Call and as for the 16" prototype, which fits nicely UNDER the top case and works great. It is NON-powered but highly tuned. Works SOOO much better than the factory whip and no extra wires for power, etc.

Great service, fast shipping, great product.
Just sent an email to Tune Trapper, because this sounds great. I recently replaced my dead radio with one purchased by a fellow member - thanks Lowell! :) - and, honestly, I'm not real pleased with the way the antenna works. The Tune Trapper seems to be a low cost alternative to fixing this problem! Thanks for your input!
 

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You might find that the powered antenna may be disconnected. I have always heard that they are better than OEM as far as reception. I was actually planning on removing mine and replacing it with a powered antenna...now, I might have to rethink it. Let us know how it works out.
Today I took the trunk off and found the little "antenna".

It has a power wire run to the fuse block under the pillon seat. The wire pairs up with a "wimpy" coax cable that runs up under the tupperware to I assume the radio.

Here is what it looks like...



The original owner paid the dealer $49 for the part and $250 for the labor..

Here is the link to the item I found

I have moved it up to under the drivers seat so that when I get a replacement sorted out I can easly remove this worthless "powered" antenna.
 

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Calling Tune Trapper now...

Tony, was the standard 6' length cable good for your application?

Thanks

Paul
 
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