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installation is fairly easy and
straight forward. The Antenna
Installation kit includes all the
parts needed to install an Antenna
in your Honda del Sol - even if you
have NOTHING there. All the mounting
hardware and everything else is
NOTE: A couple customers have had a VERY hard time removing the Chrome Ring from the OEM Antenna. Sometimes it's stuck on there and the antenna removal tool doesn't help at all. The best fix for this is to break off the rest the OEM Antenna Mast and stick the small ends of a pair of Needle Nose Pliers into the notches of the Chrome Ring. With these you should be able to get it to turn.
Step Two: Removing the Factory Antenna (Bottom)
Open the trunk and pull away the carpeting around the body panels near the antenna. When everything is out of the way you should be able to see the rest of the antenna. Disconnect the antenna lead and be sure not to lose it on the body panel.
There is a single small nut holding the rest of the antenna assembly into the mounting hardware. You should be able to feel it just down the shaft of the OEM antenna. A ratchet will help a lot here. Use a 5/16ths wrench or ratchet and remove this bolt. If you can leave it just barely in it will help because you can simply reuse this bolt. Once the bolt is loose you should be able to get the remaining antenna assembly free from the mounting hardware. Just pull it up and out.
Step Three: Prepping the new antenna.
In order to install this antenna you first have to mildly disassemble it. Like you did with the OEM antenna, use the antenna wrench to remove the small BLACK ring around the base of the antenna. Pull the black housing free so that you're just left with the hardware that looks nearly identical to what you pulled from UNDER the body panel. If the drain tube is not attached, connect it to the bottom of your new antenna assembly.
Step Four: Installation (Bottom)
Installation is nearly identical to removal, except you simply go in reverse. Position the new antenna assembly in the car, placing the drain tube and the base of your antenna through the mounting hardware. This hardware simply keeps the antenna from moving at a weird angle so it wont matter if it's tight or not. Remember to re-connect your antenna lead!
Step Five: Installation (Top)
Put the black part of the housing back over the antenna that sticks out from the opening in the body panel. You need to align the small black ring so that you can screw it back in. Use the antenna tool to tighten it down and you're done!