Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 7 of 7

    Thread: Removing stock sharkfin antenna?

    1. Banned das pui's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 30th, 2004
      Posts
      3,849
      01-26-2007 03:10 PM #1
      How would I go about getting this thing off?

    2. Member jddaigle's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2003
      Location
      Denver, CO
      Posts
      5,338
      Vehicles
      2008 Passat Wagon VR6 4motion, 2013 FIAT 500 Sport
      01-26-2007 08:40 PM #2
      Looking at the parts illustrations there's a nut you'll need to get to by pulling down the headliner. Then you'll have the hole in your roof to deal with.
      - Jeff

      Now: 2008 VW Passat 3.6 4motion Wagon, 2013 Fiat 500 Sport
      Then: 1987 Volvo 745GLE, 1989 Volvo 740GL, 1994 Volvo 940T, 1995 Infiniti G20, 2000 VW Passat 1.8T, 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Ed (x2), 2004 VW Golf TDI, 2006 Jetta TDI

    3. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2006
      Location
      Charlotte, NC
      Posts
      520
      Vehicles
      2006 MKV GTI - 2012 JSW
      01-26-2007 09:23 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by jddaigle »
      Looking at the parts illustrations there's a nut you'll need to get to by pulling down the headliner. Then you'll have the hole in your roof to deal with.

      yup.


    4. 01-26-2007 09:37 PM #4
      It's pretty simple, sorta...

      Mine was damaged and I had to replace it with a new one from TM Tuning.

      http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/...=3508

      This thread gave most of the info, but it was a little vague about some things.

      Pulling off the "roof edge trim" was really difficult. It required a LOT of power to pull it down. I was really worried stuff would break, but I pulled straight down and it was fine.

      Disconnecting the old antenna was really hard too, as the wires are almost wound around the airbag inflation canisters. The whole thing was exasperated by the fact that you have to work it backwards since you have to use a mirror to see most of it.

      Installing the new antenna had it's own batch of problems, but if you don't need to know it, I won't bother going into it.

      If you need more info, let me know.

      3 years back, I threw a "half brick" 50 feet high and it got stuck in the fruit tree.

    5. Banned das pui's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 30th, 2004
      Posts
      3,849
      01-27-2007 01:25 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by PDong »
      It's pretty simple, sorta...

      Mine was damaged and I had to replace it with a new one from TM Tuning.

      http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/...=3508

      This thread gave most of the info, but it was a little vague about some things.

      Pulling off the "roof edge trim" was really difficult. It required a LOT of power to pull it down. I was really worried stuff would break, but I pulled straight down and it was fine.

      Disconnecting the old antenna was really hard too, as the wires are almost wound around the airbag inflation canisters. The whole thing was exasperated by the fact that you have to work it backwards since you have to use a mirror to see most of it.

      Installing the new antenna had it's own batch of problems, but if you don't need to know it, I won't bother going into it.

      If you need more info, let me know.

      Wow. That was alot more work than I expected. Definetly not looking foward to this. But my antenna had a little encounter with my garage door, and it cracked. So I have no other choice but to replace it. (ill try and get some pics tommorow)

      The antenna doesnt sit flush anymore and its cracked around the 'fin', since its not flush im worried about water getting in there. I found a place on ebay that sells the fin so ill probably order it this weekend and try and get this done.

      Ill be sure to let you know if I have any other questions. Thanks!


    6. Member Gaets's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 7th, 2005
      Location
      Easton, Maryland
      Posts
      5,450
      Vehicles
      1991 GTI 24v, 1997 Golf GLX
      01-27-2007 01:40 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Rui »
      How would I go about getting this thing off?

      uad canta dao ita

    7. Member The_Black_Pearl's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 31st, 2007
      Location
      845, NY
      Posts
      1,562
      Vehicles
      '98 TDI Jetta, '02 Passat Wagon
      01-11-2008 03:06 PM #7
      Very nice write up on the MKV golf forums.


      Modified by The_Black_Pearl at 12:07 PM 1-12-2008

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •