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3rd Gen Explorer antenna install

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stanmoore1

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I'm wondering if anyone has experience with installing an antenna on a 2005 (or 3rd generation) explorer. How is it best done? How did you remove the headliner? Pillars?

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pillars for the wiring, then snake it thru to a dome light area. I know it's not ideal, but it's going to be faster than dropping the entire headliner in that vehicle. As long as you don't have a sunroof...
 

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depends on were you want to mount the antenna or antennas , if you just mounting one say on the very rear of the truck pull down the molded upper cover plate at the rear of the headliner pull the two side panels and you can have a clean shot to the rear if your going with a NMO antenna . if you doing more then one and want to pull the hole headliner down that's going to be a little harder all the A / B / C and D pillars plus over head console and the jacket hangers need to come down. I mounted two /pulled headliner w/sunroof its takes time but doable
 

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I mounted one forward and one at the rear, ran the wires down the pasenger B pillar under the passenger seat and into the center console. I didn't pull down the whole headliner but there was alot of fishing involved I would recomend taking out the headliner it would be easier in the long run.
 
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