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    Hi everyone

    I have a funny problem, How can I change Antenna base on the roof on my 1977 CX? I must remove whole roof interior trim?

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    I've only ever done this years ago when completely dismantling a car, so after removing the windscreen removing the front of the roof lining wasn't a problem. It may seem a big job, but removing the windscreen could well be the easiest way of pulling down just the front edge of the roof lining and then adequately getting it back in place.
    Maybe, if you have a tool long enough to help reach it you could remove the front door weather seal, pull down the edge of the roof lining, and reach in to get to it from there. However, unless you've already seen what the base you're trying to remove looks like underneath, it will be difficult to know what you're aiming sight-unseen to actually undo. Without having loosened the roof lining from where it wraps under the windscreen seal you might also have trouble getting enough slack to be able to twist/ pop out the front tensioning rod in the headlining, which would give you more wriggle-room to reach in.
    80's models made this job much easier when they put the roof console in the moulded lining under the aerial mount.
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    Thanks Bruce,

    Every car have a design problem, This is one of CX design faults.

    cheers..

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    the later car have a shell that can be removed. Ifnact the switch block drops out to allow access to the radio. It's not easy in the series I even with the windscreen out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce H View Post
    I've only ever done this years ago when completely dismantling a car, so after removing the windscreen removing the front of the roof lining wasn't a problem. It may seem a big job, but removing the windscreen could well be the easiest way of pulling down just the front edge of the roof lining and then adequately getting it back in place.
    Maybe, if you have a tool long enough to help reach it you could remove the front door weather seal, pull down the edge of the roof lining, and reach in to get to it from there. However, unless you've already seen what the base you're trying to remove looks like underneath, it will be difficult to know what you're aiming sight-unseen to actually undo. Without having loosened the roof lining from where it wraps under the windscreen seal you might also have trouble getting enough slack to be able to twist/ pop out the front tensioning rod in the headlining, which would give you more wriggle-room to reach in.
    80's models made this job much easier when they put the roof console in the moulded lining under the aerial mount.
    I Second this approach if it is an early car. But for the car with the moulded headliner with the overhead switch panel that is retained by plastic clips, I would remove this instead!
    Cheers Gerry

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