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I have a dilemma. Nice fresh 110 red paint, car reassembly underway, pioneer cd player(model DEH1350) ready to instal but no suitable power antenna for a hole in the rear quarter panel.

I request your advise as to a suitable model and brand of power antenna that is both functional and suitable for a 6/73 HS30 .

Steve:classic:

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Just put the stock antenna back in? I have a Motorsports non electric still in the package and a couple of stock electric ones if you need one.

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Thanks for the imput "280Zone" I will keep your offer in mind, are the power antennas new surplus or used, do you have the activating switch for them.

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The Nissan part is # 27960-N4727 and will cost about $300 to get landed in brisbane. If you want to take that route give your local Nissan parts dealer a call and they will sort you out.

I chose not to. I've just installed an aftermarket one in my car and still have the rear panel off. I will find a part number and maybe a location in brisbane for one.

I'll have a look tonight for you.

Also how did you're search for rubber go. Where did you end up purchasing from?

OzLime240Z

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Thanks to "OzLime240" for the info and part number.The price of $300.00 landed here in Brisbane is pretty steep for the OEM type. Please update me with any aftermarket type detail if it is a good one. Surely this far down the track a tech improved item that looks and mounts the same must be out there.

About the rubber I will make up a new post.

Thanks again

Steve:classic:

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Since you've already replaced your OEM radio with a newer unit, it should have the automatic lead to power a fully automatic antenna. (Note: it's the radio that tells the antenna to go up or down) This is typically a separate blue wire lead from the rest of the wiring harness. (i.e. you'll have the two power wires and the speaker wire pairs all somewhat bundled or in the same connector, but the antenna lead will come out of the radio case by itself.)

Personally, rather than trying to get an expensive OEM style or replacement antenna, I would go find a good aftermarket antenna, probably a fully automatic one, that closely resembles the original antenna. You'll probably spend a lot less, even if you were to buy the "top of the line", since an "expensive" aftermarket antenna here in the U.S. will be about $100, whereas the OEM antenna which I did buy (I'm using the original radio) cost me closer to $140.

The original antenna used two wires with the chassis ground to either go up or down, MANUALLY via the switch above or to the side of the tuning knob. If you plan on using the original wiring to power the antenna keep this in mind as the newer antennas use two wires and it is the SWITCH that inverts the polarity of the current to actuate the motor in one direction or the other.

Since you've already replaced the radio, it's not that much more work to run a pair of wires to the back of the car to power a newer style antenna which does NOT use chassis ground as one of it's "wires". Although you can use the original wiring, but you'll have to splice it into the harness behind the connector.

Anyhow, hope this helps.

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Thanks to "EScanlon" for the specialist imput, yes I think I will go for a good fully automatic aftermarket antenna (more bang for your buck). I would like to identify the the Antenna control switch loom connector plug at the forward console loom base so as to modify the cd player loom to suit (find a suitable connector plug from a colt or a datsun),imput would be appreciated a picture even better.

Thanks

Steve:classic:

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Thanks to "280Zone" for you imput I will reply by email when I work out what I will do.

thanks

Steve:classic:

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