Some of you may have read about the small cab fire in my 1970 F350 when my body man was welding in new front cab mounts. I had/have some electrical gremlins since then.
One problem, which is minor, is my radio. It would cut out as I was driving. I thought maybe the cable to the antenna may have been fried or had some insulation burned off. Well, today I noticed that when I was parked the radio played fine. So I got out and jiggled the antenna and the radio cut out. The antenna is quite loose.
How do I get under there to tighten it? I assume there is a nut under the cowl. It is not accessible from the hood and there is some panel blocking it from under the dash. I did see a small hole in this panel. Is this how I am to do it?
Please let me know. It is no big deal. Where I live in the mountains I only get one AM Station, but I sure don't want my antenna falling off.
I popped off the chrome piece that covers the antenna joint. Guess what..... there were only 2 screw used. There was not even 4 holes drilled! I guess this was a idea.er installed option and the kid doing the radio installation got lazy and only drilled 2 holes. No wonder it wobbles.
I pulled the antenna up to check the condition of the cable. It is black and charred. Do you think if i coat it with liquid tape, that would fix it? I don't feel like taking out the glove box and lying on my back upside down under the dash to install a new cable..... and where would I get one nowadays?
Update: I took out the two screws that were holding the antenna on and I coated the cable with liquid tape where it was charred. Then I drilled two more holes and added two screws to better secure the antenna like it should have been on day one.
My radio plays fine now, that is the one AM station I can get comes in loud and clear with no static or cutting out.