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This morning I shut the garage door on the antenna of my qx 60 while backing out. The plastic cover flew off and has a small crack on it. The unit on the top of the vehicle is bent, but working. Any suggestions about what to do? Can I replace the antenna myself? Can I simply secure the plastic cover again? Can someone provide instructions on how to do so correctly? Many thanks.
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Ouch - that bites.
Got a photo of the damage?
I've attached pic of the parts with p/n which you can order from infiniti parts
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Thanks for the links. I think can order the replacement and install it. The actual antenna is somewhere under the latest snowfall and I am unable to locate it. Any other advice or direction is appreciated.
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welcome aboard and good luck with the fix. Let us know how it goes...
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I stopped in at my Infiniti dealership and they said they would have to replace the entire exterior antenna. This would include removing the headliner. From the parts pieces I didn't think that would be necessary. Any ideas? If I have to pull out the rear headliner I think I am out of my depth.
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Dealership will always go overboard trying to fix something simple - so I have to ask, if radio and XM work fine, why bother fixing at all? Just do something simple to hide the fact that it's busted...

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dam... maybe just swap to a new style antenna?

shark fin?
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Shark fin antennas are a must. Apparently reception from them is good too from what I heard
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If it is working, and you can just snap a new cover on, you should be OK. Replacing the antenna whip is an easy thing. If it isn't working properly, I'm afraid your dealership wasn't lying about the headliner thing. And removing the headliner is a major PITA.

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Buy an antenna from here. Website doesn't currently work, but you can email them. When I had an Explorer, plenty of people got one and were very happy about it.

http://www.visualgarage.com/


Here is the thread on explorerforum about this antenna
My 2012 Ford Explorer Limited with Shark Fin Antenna - Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations"®
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