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Old 12-05-2015, 05:06 PM   #1
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Need help with 9-5 shark fin antenna replacement

Sorry if this has been gone over before for the 9-5 but I could not find an answer for my question under 9-5's.

Question is- I am replacing my on-star roof mount shark fin antenna because it has deteriorated enough that water is leaking into back of car when raining. I need to know how to get just the back end of car headliner released enough to reach in and unscrew antenna bolt. I am not sure where to detach at. I have the 2003 9-5 Linear Wagon and the antenna is right at the back end near hatch lift.

Also is there some water proof adhesive or sealant I should use on the outside between antenna base and roof. I bought a used antenna fin and it does not have a gasket or rubber seal included. Not sure if there is even supposed to be one.
Thanks for help
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:52 AM   #2
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You can just cut the wire. When you remove the fin you will see a small square hole. I put a plug in the hole that fit and secured it with silicone. Or you can by a fake fin on ebay. In one of my wagons I just slobbered silicone all over the fin after lifting it up and putting a bead down on the bottom of the fin to seal it.
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