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Old 07 Feb 2011, 08:10 am
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Recently my antenna stopped working correctly after having my alternator repaired. I tried checking the antenna cable by following in into the passenger side and felt it come loose completely. The antenna jack is now hanging free.

Is there any easy way to plug the antenna back into the radio (I'm not much of a car repair guy, myself) or would it be best to take it to a mechanic to fix? I'm kinda going nuts with no radio whatsoever!
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 08:34 am
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I haven't taken the radio out of mine, but radios and antennas have been very
straightforward for years, I assume the PT is the same.

It just plugs in; search google for rear radio pics so you know what your
dealing with; otherwise taking the bezel off in my '01 was EZ, either
removing radio or adjacent component for access shouldn't be hard
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 08:47 am
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Thanks! I'm wondering if there is a connector near the glove compartment tho(and if so, how to access it), as the antenna cable is hanging from below it. I may be wrong but that cable doesnt "seem" long enough to reach the actual radio itself.
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 10:50 am
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The cable just plugs straight into the back of the radio. You will need to take the center bezel off in order to access the two screws that keep the radio in place. Just remove the window controls by carefully prying it off. Unplug it. Take the air condition knobs off by just pulling on them. Unscrew the screw behind the window controls and carefully pry the whole center bezel off. There will be two screws holding the radio in the dash
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Old 09 Feb 2011, 12:26 pm
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IDK about the PT, Neon DOES have a connectoion (It's a two piece co-ax cable
with a shorter patch from the radio, and the other integral IIRC, from the antenna bung) in the area you describe.
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Old 12 Feb 2011, 07:04 am
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Thanks, guys!
I did find the antenna connector behind the glove compartment, and all is connected. Since I discovered the AM still works, just not the FM, I'm thinking the radio needs to be replaced. That's my weekend project!
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