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Metra Electronics Power Antenna

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Fully automatic with custom mounting bases, replaceable mast, detachable mast and detachable cable.

Product Features:
  • 31"
  • 5-section retractable mast
  • Power antenna
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Color:Stainless
Decorative:No
Diameter:4 mm
Finish:Stainless Steel
Lighted:No
Mast Length:31
Material:Stainless Steel
Mounting Location:Top mount
Mounting Type:Top mount
OE Replacement:Yes
Power Or Manual:Power
Reception Type:87-108MHz
Shape:Round

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MetraPower Antenna
 
2.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Incompatible (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked as Advertised!!

Antenna is advertised as exact replacement, but it isn't. However, I'm sure the reason for this, is because it will be used for so many different applications. Additionally, this antenna appears superior...Read complete review

Antenna is advertised as exact replacement, but it isn't. However, I'm sure the reason for this, is because it will be used for so many different applications. Additionally, this antenna appears superior to the original because it is geared internally instead of the cheap wound plastic gearing that was original. The original broke because it was not built as well as this one. If you need a new Power Antenna, this would be a definite good buy. Installation on my Cadillac Seville was a snap. The hardest part of the job was getting to the antenna to change it. Included hardware and all electrical fittings were sufficient to complete the installation. The antenna connection and the included wiring were all more than long enough for probably any installation. Instructions were simple enough for most anyone to understand. Highly recommended!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awesome BUT Not

I had bought this for my car, Had to order the part on the phone 3 times because advanced on my end i didn't check what store had it, SO I blame me for...Read complete review

I had bought this for my car, Had to order the part on the phone 3 times because advanced on my end i didn't check what store had it, SO I blame me for that one. SO i recalled again and it got sent to Alabama.. HOW? idk. SO i recalled a third time and got it ordered from the store that had it. Got the part went to go hook it up... I got all the stuff into place. ONLY one screw fit in place on the plate that gets bolted to my car out of 2 screws. SO i was like oh well, that ONE screw doesn't matter to me since it was strong holding it with the one. So after i unhooked all the stuff off my old one the antenna wire on the antenna was a Female end, The antenna coming from my car's radio was a male end. The new antenna had a MALE end on it and the antenna wire coming from the car was a MALE end SO I called all over trying to find a female to female end to fix this issue, no luck. SO what I had to do was "MacGyver" it. What I did was I took apart the "POLE" piece on the new antenna and I also did the same on the old one. I put all the new pieces into the old pole on the antenna. THEN I had just a little wiring to do. Matched the one ground wire and guessed the other two and after that I tested it out and then I worked perfect!! SO besides having to spent all that time switching out the new pole with the old one I would say for $40.00 I am happy for the discount I got for this and kind of hated having to do all that pole and antenna switching out. BUT I am now happy that it is working for me! I've got included a PIC now in the pic you will see the old original bent antenna and the original motor as well. The silver pole is what I've been talking about. That's the end that had male in it and my original antenna Pole was FEMALE SO that's what I had issues with was that end and the wire that came with this antenna was female that went into the shiny NEW silver piece which was male in the pic. SO with me changing the pole's out with the original pole in the new motor and vice versa. I am Finally Happy with This New antenna motor I got.

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2.0

Awesome BUT Not

By Mikeyw8187

from Chattanooga, TN

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

    I had bought this for my car, Had to order the part on the phone 3 times because advanced on my end i didn't check what store had it, SO I blame me for that one. SO i recalled again and it got sent to Alabama.. HOW? idk. SO i recalled a third time and got it ordered from the store that had it. Got the part went to go hook it up... I got all the stuff into place. ONLY one screw fit in place on the plate that gets bolted to my car out of 2 screws. SO i was like oh well, that ONE screw doesn't matter to me since it was strong holding it with the one. So after i unhooked all the stuff off my old one the antenna wire on the antenna was a Female end, The antenna coming from my car's radio was a male end. The new antenna had a MALE end on it and the antenna wire coming from the car was a MALE end SO I called all over trying to find a female to female end to fix this issue, no luck. SO what I had to do was "MacGyver" it. What I did was I took apart the "POLE" piece on the new antenna and I also did the same on the old one. I put all the new pieces into the old pole on the antenna. THEN I had just a little wiring to do. Matched the one ground wire and guessed the other two and after that I tested it out and then I worked perfect!! SO besides having to spent all that time switching out the new pole with the old one I would say for $40.00 I am happy for the discount I got for this and kind of hated having to do all that pole and antenna switching out. BUT I am now happy that it is working for me! I've got included a PIC now in the pic you will see the old original bent antenna and the original motor as well. The silver pole is what I've been talking about. That's the end that had male in it and my original antenna Pole was FEMALE SO that's what I had issues with was that end and the wire that came with this antenna was female that went into the shiny NEW silver piece which was male in the pic. SO with me changing the pole's out with the original pole in the new motor and vice versa. I am Finally Happy with This New antenna motor I got.

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    2.0

    was NOT a proper fit!!!

    By Jimbo

    from Bangor, PA

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Incompatible

    Best Uses

      Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

      the unit(power antenna-89 jeep cherokee)works perfect, the cable connection and wiring harness were perfect. the unit works just the way it should.The problem was with the installation. the unit is not the proper size or shape to fit in the space behind the left frt fender.

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      4.0

      As advertised

      By JCS

      from Nola

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

          Was looking at repairing mine. Local store is just down the street and for the price decided to just replace. Easy installation. Lots of hardware included but I did not need. Installed in 10 min.

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          (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not Exact Fit.

          By Dave

          from Enfield NH

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Level 2

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Doesn't Plug In
            • Incompatible
            • Not exact fit

            Best Uses

            • Fishing Pole

            Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

            Based my poor rating on the fact it isn't an exact fit as advertized. It might work fine as a universal replacment. Exact fit to me means plugs in, bolts up, screws down exactly like the original. This one requires forming a bracket, selecting an adapter, none of which fit right and opening your radio and soldering the power wire to the on/off switch inside the radio. All of which I am capable of but I paid for an "exact fit". I returned it.

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            junk

            By jim the runner

            from michigan

            About Me Mechanic

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Incompatible

              Best Uses

                Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

                Described as "Universal" and "Exact fit", it took me 5 hours to install. I was able to get the fender installation nut on about one thread as it isnt long enough , even after discarding half the gaskets and parts. Wiring instructions were no help at all, do not follow them if you insist on buying this. The antenna does not connect to my vehicles antenna, requiring a 26 dollar part that nobody carrys. Online customer service was given begrudgingly, and their info could and should have been printed in the instructions to begin with. If you buy this, you need to have plenty of time and ability to modify theyre parts, and make your own. I cannot comment on its reception as i have to order the antenna adaptor, fork out more bucks, and wait for delivery.

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Worked as Advertised!!

                By Slick

                from Dayton, Ohio

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Appears Well Built
                • Good Fit
                • Had All Needed Parts
                • Quick installation
                • Works Great

                Cons

                • Fender Fittings Cheap

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Small Cars
                • Trucks

                Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

                Antenna is advertised as exact replacement, but it isn't. However, I'm sure the reason for this, is because it will be used for so many different applications. Additionally, this antenna appears superior to the original because it is geared internally instead of the cheap wound plastic gearing that was original. The original broke because it was not built as well as this one. If you need a new Power Antenna, this would be a definite good buy. Installation on my Cadillac Seville was a snap. The hardest part of the job was getting to the antenna to change it. Included hardware and all electrical fittings were sufficient to complete the installation. The antenna connection and the included wiring were all more than long enough for probably any installation. Instructions were simple enough for most anyone to understand. Highly recommended!!

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                • No

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                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                poor reception

                By Mad_Coachman

                from Badwin,NY

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Looks good

                Cons

                • Bad Reception
                • Incompatible

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

                As one reviewer said the polarities are wrong.If that was the only problem then I would be a happy camper( just hooked it up opposite of the instructions).I can no longer get my HD radio stations and forget about using the auto-tune feature as it never lands on a station.Since I installed this antenna I am ONLY listening to music on cd or usb stick as the radio portion is virtually useless now.YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!

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                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                May be good antenna, but not for my car!

                By Eric

                from Liberty,SC

                About Me Casual Driver

                Level 3

                Pros

                • Didnt Install Or Use It

                Cons

                • Didnt Install Or Use It

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

                  Part for my 1992 Nissan 240sx

                  (need help locating/removing original - read below)

                  First of all I dont actually know how well or poorly this antenna works. I got it and was excited to finally fix my radio, but when I went to install it I said "...whaaaa" and realized this was not even close to the factory model and was not direcly compatable. After looking a bit more into it (as I should have done prior - duh) realized the following:

                  Be WARNED - YOU MAY NEED A CONNECTOR or other parts as well to fully install on your vehicle!

                  I also realized that my motor was fine (as it ran, just antenna didnt move up all way) and I just need a mast (track was broken in like 9 parts)..which has been hard to find to stay compatable with the original unit.

                  But, part does seem well built and has many custom bases as described.

                  TO HELP UNINSTALL Original:
                  For those of you like me, never done this so had to research on how to even get to the antenna. (youtube helps)

                  Either buy and use correct tool, or use clean, narrow, needle nose plyers to unscrew the cover FROM OUTSIDE OF CAR where antenna extends from car itself (youll see 2 little holes near antenna tip). This inner piece pulls out after unscrewed. Remove the rest of the base/cover that remains (so 2 pieces)

                  From truck, pull back interior cover/pannel to get to metal frame/panel. You'll see 2 or 3 screws holding the antenna mount to the wall as well as a plastic arrow type clip which secures some of wiring.

                  After those are removed it should be free to pull out further. Disconnect the antenna cable, 2 power connectors at bottom, and the rubber drain tube.

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                  (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  I would not buy this product again

                  By Rick

                  from Windsor Ont. Canada

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

                  Do not assume that this is a direct fit for a 84 Trans Am. There is a lot of customizing to do to make it fit.

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                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great replacement

                  By gary

                  from Kendallville,IN

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars
                    • Small Cars
                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Metra Power Antenna:

                    product was easy to hook up and works great

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                    • Q:

                      will this item fit 1984 lincoln town car
                      Asked on 1/14/2014 by b0b from millersport oh

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                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Bob, glad to assist you! This part does not fit your 1984 Lincoln Towncar. The exact fit antenna for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. However, I would suggest you to visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability for this part.

                        Answered on 1/15/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a PW22/44 Metra power antenna that probably needs a replacement mast. I purchased it at the old Discount Auto store. Where can I buy one ?
                      Asked on 9/27/2010 by Anonymous from New Port Richey fl.

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                        A:

                        You should be able to find it at one of our Advance Auto Parts.

                        Answered on 9/28/2010 by Mike from AAP
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