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Post by 77mali on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:38 am

This plug looks like it will disconnect from the housing...tried very lightly to remove it but it did not budge, afraid to break the wire that connects up into the glass. Anyone remove theirs?.....Prob just have to wiggle it a bit but want to be certain. Thank you.

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Re: Intergral Windshield Antenna

Post by ant7377 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:47 am

When I had the windsheild replaced on my 73 the guy just yanked it off. Maybe spray some penetrant on it and let it sit for a little while.
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:56 am

I've replaced quite a few of those types of windshields and never had a problem. That plug should come off. I think I'd try to grab it gently with pliers so you dont rip the connector out of the plug.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:05 am

Thanks Fellas- didn't know if there was some kind of trick to it. Maybe if I screw it back in also, might get more leverage. Will use some PB Blast & my wee little pliers.

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Re: Intergral Windshield Antenna

Post by pila on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:41 pm

If you mess up that connector, on the coax that runs to the radio, I may have an extra coax assembly for ya. I would have to look.......

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Post by 77ElClassic on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:42 pm

If your just removing and then replacing the same windshield, I believe you can leave the connector plugged and pull the coax through the hole.
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Re: Intergral Windshield Antenna

Post by pila on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:01 pm

Since that connector plate has rust on it, the plug etc may have some corrosion on it. It would be a good idea to take it apart and check it. Easier now than when the car is back together, if the radio acts up. A bit of silicone grease, like DC4 etc in the connector, will keep the moisture out also.
I personally like the windshield antennas. No external antenna sticking up, to get broke etc.

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:24 pm

Or, if you want to upgrade, you can install this AM/FM/CB Tri-band power antenna I just found on a '79 Fleetwood. It actually works...which they almost never do after this many years! Bet you remember these, Pila! LOL!

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Re: Intergral Windshield Antenna

Post by 77mali on Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:39 pm

I remember when I had the Cutlass turning on the radio by accident while going through a car wash. It was a power antenna...ouch.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:38 pm

I've yet to see a '73-'77 Cutlass with a power antenna setup. Matter of fact, I've not seen any GM "A" body with a mast antenna. Did they mount the antenna in the fender or rear qtr?
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Re: Intergral Windshield Antenna

Post by 77mali on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:18 pm

Fender passenger side front. It was a Salon model- just about every option avail....let's see, there's the power antenna....
AM/FM Casette
Cruise Control
Push button rear defrost (no vents but wires)
tilt steering
power buckets
power windows
power door locks
110 MPH speed-o
front & back map lights
there's prob more I'm forgetting, LOL.
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Re: Intergral Windshield Antenna

Post by pila on Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:32 pm

I've had my share of problems with power antennas. The Buick I just bought has one that works OK. (so far)

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Re: Intergral Windshield Antenna

Post by ant7377 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:25 pm

I know a guy with a 79 Trans Am with all of 5,000 miles on it and the only the wrong is power antenna is broken. There is a guy that rebuilds them but when they tried to deal with him he was a bit of a nut.
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