New Radio Arial for GU Nissan Patrol. Help?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 07:31
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I need to replace the radio aerial for my GU Nissan Patrol.
It looks like a huge job to remove the dash board to get at where the aerial plugs in.
Is there a way the radio can come out of the dash? Without me breaking anything.
Do I need to go to a Radio place to get the job done?
Any help appreciated
Stay well and stay safe
PeterM (Qld)
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:03

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:03
Peter
Usually new aerials come without the plug on the end of the coaxial cable, so that you can feed the cable through a small hole in the firewall. You then need to solder on the plug and connect it to the radio. So, since you have to do some soldering, why don't you unsolder your old aerial from the coax at the aerial end (assuming your coax cable is OK) and solder the new aerial to the end of your existing coax. The you don't need to remove the dash!! Or have I missed something?
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:16

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 08:16
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Reply By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:10

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:10
If you need to access the radio you only need to remove the surround. It’s not a hard job. I changed out my stereo in under 15min on my GU 3. As for changing out the Aerial you need to remove the inner guard which can result in some broken clips. There is no soldering as all connections are plugs. Be mindful that if you choose to fit a non-genuine you may require an adaptor. All up can be done in 60min if all goes well. If it is just the mast that is damaged this can be changed out without having to remove the cable or motor. (Link Attached)

http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/auto-electrical-37/problem-replacing-aerial-mast-gu-iii-81059/

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Follow Up By: John and Regina M - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:48

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:48
'Changed out'
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Real Australians say replaced.
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 19:33

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 19:33
I have some great Aussi sayings for you but as the Moderators are quick I won't bother.

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Reply By: Grizzle - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:10

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:10
There is another plug in the passenger side footwell. Take off the plastic trim on the left hand side and you can unplug the aerial without touching the dash

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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 14:44

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 14:44
Pete

Do you need to replace the whole aerial. I broke the antenna years ago and just bought a new antenna and inserted it. You just undo the bolt at the top of the mudguard. Take out the broken antenna and insert the new one. Got mine from Repco.



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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 17:35

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 17:35
There is no need to replace the entire antenna. You can replace the stainless steel telescopic part which includes the nylon rod that operates the antenna. Available on Ebay for about $25. I replaced it all in about 40 minutes. You just have to make sure you get the correct year model for the Patrol. There are two options available for Patrol if I remember correctly. If you buy genuine, you will have to buy the complete antenna and probably about $400 or more. Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 17:45

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 17:45
You don't need to touch the radio, there is a plug close to the antenna. I did mine 4 years ago so its a bit foggy but you have to remove the thin plastic panel inside the guard and remove the entire antenna and fit the new part and reinstall! Michael
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 23:07

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 23:07
If it is just the mast that you need to replace you can do it with out removing anything.
If you loose the nut near the mudguard, turn on the ignition, as the arial comes up pull it and keep pulling. All the mast and the lenGh of nylon geared material will come out. To reinsert a new mast, put the nylon material as in as far as possible and turn off the radio and it will suck in the new mast.
Turn on and off and on a few time for it to adjust it self.

I had to replace mine on a series 3 patrol and found a commodore replacement from autoplus at half the nissan price work well.


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Follow Up By: Member - Peter M (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 07:17

Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 07:17
Thank you all
I have copied and printed the responses ( as that will help me remember what was said!!!)

My apologies for not replying yesterday, we re presently in Glen Innes and the Telstra & Optus coverage is, to be fair BLOODY AWLFULL.
I need to get online early in the morning for decent coverage. Telstra are working on it. The locals tell me they have been saying this for a long time
Regards to all
Stay well and stay safe
PeterM (Qld)
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