Car antenna keeps dieing

dblue351

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I am on my 3rd antenna in 2 years between having an S50 and now the SL2. Is the antenna dieing a common issue? I have the small round one and it is mounted on the roof of my F250 right above the front windshield.
 

dblue351

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Where do you have the antenna cable running? Does the cable look damaged at all?


Now that i think about it, it does run under the door seal. So everytime I shut the door it might be getting pinched. I will have to check out that area when i get home.
 

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Even without a crimped wire, there are several documented cases of car antennas destroyed by water damage due to poor design. If it is dead, open it up and see if it is rusted. My guess is it is.
 

dblue351

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Yeah i will have to open it up. Hell i live in California so it really does not rain much out here, althought it is right now.....