I hate not having a decent radio or good reception.
When I bought my Subaru Brumby the antenna was already broken. It still works, sort of. I have to turn the radio up to full volume on the AM band to get something audible. Of course, if I drive the car amongst some buildings the signal drops away very quickly.
Last weekend I bought a new iPod/CD/Stereo thing. I don’t need all that functionality but it was a good brand and it was incredibly cheap. I also bought a new antenna. My mission this weekend is to try and fit them. When I had a look at the antenna setup on the car tonight it made me feel like getting just one of these jobs finished would be an achievement.
The antenna on the Subaru Brumby is located on the front guard, just forward of the door.
The main problem is access. You can’t access that area from inside the engine bay so I’ve got to go from either the door opening or – at worst case – remove the front guard from the car.
Here’s a peek from the door opening:
Not much room, eh?
What you can’t see too well there is that there’s a gold-ish colored tube that is attached to the body of the car and it seems to be a conduit for the antenna cable. So I have to get to that somehow before I can reach whatever’s fastening the antenna to the car.
Here’s a closer look from a slightly different angle.
My gut feeling is that either the front guard or the door are going to have to come off. I’d prefer to take the door off if I have to remove anything. It looks a lot more straightforward than the guard.
Anyone have any experience with doing such things? Any tips you can offer?
We have a female Prime Minister here in Australia and a month or so ago her partner was urging men around the country to get their prostate checked. His advice was to go find a small, Asian female doctor to do the check (small hands). Maybe I need to see if she can double as a fixit person?