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Metra Electronics Power Antenna

Part No. CF-PW22 Warranty Details  
$62.49
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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
Color/Finish:Stainless Steel
Decorative:No
Diameter:4 mm
Lighted:No
Mast Length:31
Material:Stainless Steel
Mounting Location:Top mount
Mounting Type:Top mount
Power Or Manual:Power
Reception Type:87-108MHz
Shape:Round

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Metra ElectronicsPower Antenna
 
2.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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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5.0

I would purchase this again.

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Metra Electronics Power Antenna:

Easy to install and works perfectly.

 
5.0

May require some modification work

By 

from Augusta, GA

Comments about Metra Electronics Power Antenna:

It is important to remember that parts advertized as universal will require some work to install it. If you aren't comfortable making some modifications, or can't splice wiring, you need to spend the money for an exact fit at the dealer. This gives a good value, but with lower price comes the need for adaptability. Given this, complaints that it is too hard to install should not be made.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great product

By 

from Huntingtown, MD

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Metra Electronics Power Antenna:

Great product worked as it should highly recommended

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great replacement

By 

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 Electronics Power Antenna:

    product was easy to hook up and works great

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Price

    By 

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fit With Minimal Modifica
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Original Base Worked Bett
    • Wiring Differen From Car

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Metra Electronics Power Antenna:

    Needed to check wires to get to operate correctly. Online help waw not very uaeful, was told to use a meter which I didn't have. Used trial and error but resolved problem with little problems,

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    As advertised

    By 

    from Nola

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Metra Electronics 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Worked as Advertised!!

        By 

        from Dayton, Ohio

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        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 Electronics 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!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Read desciption carefully.

        By 

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Metra Electronics Power Antenna:

        Universal means it will need modified before I can install it although it clearly bring it up as a stock part

        (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        May be good antenna, but not for my car!

        By 

        from Liberty,SC

        About Me Casual Driver

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Didnt Install Or Use It

        Cons

        • Didnt Install Or Use It

        Best Uses

          Comments about Metra Electronics 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not directly compatable without antenna adapter 1999 olds88

          By 

          from Frankenmuth Michigan

          About Me Mechanic

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          Helpful Reviewer

          Comments about Metra Electronics Power Antenna:

          This product was not a direct fit for my 1999 Oldsmobile 88 as described by Advance Auto parts. The unit required a antenna adapter, as experienced by others, adding additional cost, drive time and frustration. After this experience I think I may have opted for the factory replacement at $150.00. Buyer beware, false advertisement.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • Q:

            How hard is this to replace? Can anyone do it that has a few smarts?
            Asked on 5/13/2015 by Candy

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Good question, Candy! It depends upon the skill level of the person performing the operation. For help with your project, please click the below link to view the installation instruction of this Metra Electronics Power Antenna - Part No. CF-PW22. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace the power antenna.

              http://www.metraonline.com/files/products/INSTAW-PW22.pdf

              Answered on 5/14/2015 by Solomon
          • Q:

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

            1 answer

            • 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.

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              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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