Audi has set the standards for luxury vehicles. Audi A6, A8, Q5 and every Audi car is considered to be an engineering marvel and has a class of its own. When we talk of such high standards every thing that goes into making of your Audi is of supreme class and not even a slightest compromise is made while deciding on the quality of the accessories for your Audi. Even the smallest part or accessories like the Car Antenna of your Audi is chosen with utmost care and is of distinction.
An Audi antenna like every car antenna works to catch the signals of the various radio stations which are then tuned by the radio. A large variety of antennas are available depending on there design an antenna can be placed inside or on the outside of your car. Working of a radio depends on several factors like your distance from the radio broadcasting tower, whether you are driving in dense city traffic or a forest or you are charting a barren terrain. The best antenna is which can catch signals for your radio when there are virtually no signals. Actually that is possible with a good quality antenna; it can deliver the signals to your radio even when others find none. Audi antennas are really made only from grade material and have the capacity to last a life time. A simple maintenance tip for your Audi antenna is regular cleaning just make sure it does not get exposed to moisture for enough time to start with corrosion. A collision or a mischievous child can also harm your Audi antenna. Whether you need to replace a broken Audi antenna or you just wish to add one for styling, you can always source an Audi antenna for your car from a original part manufacturer though one of the trusted brand on the internet. When you get your Audi antenna delivered to your door step, it's equally easy to replace them. Here is how to go about replacing an Audi antenna.
Replacing the Antenna shaft
When base of your Audi antenna isn't harmed you may simply repair it by replacing only the antenna shaft.
A replacement Audi antenna shaft that is flexible and gas rubber coating is the probably the best antenna shaft.
Simply take off whatever is left of the old car antenna shaft, and use a mill file to taper the left over end of the broken shaft. Attach the new Audi antenna shaft, and ensure you have fastened the retaining screw.
Replacing the Entire Antenna
- In case the entire shaft of your old Audi antenna is missing, you need to replace the entire antenna.
- Find the antenna cable it's attached to the stereo and located underneath the dashboard.
- Unplug it.
- Unscrew the antenna nut at the base, and remove the entire antenna assembly.
- With help of a pair of wire cutters, cut the old antenna cable, and hold it.
- Tape the cut cable to the new antenna plug, and pull out the plug of the old cable in order to guide the new cable into place. It might be required to take off a fender shield in order to draw the new antenna cable through the body grommet.
- When the antenna cable is in place, push new antenna assembly into the mounting hole. Plug the new antenna cable into the stereo, and you're ready to listen to your favorite radio stations again while you drive.