Back in 2008 I restored a 16v. That's the car back in May, 2008 undergoing reassembly after paint.
The original motor and antenna mast were malfunctioning so I installed a new set.
It was a pain to wire the unit. We had to get the wire chart and assemble a snap connector to match the fitting on the motor. When we figured out how to do it, it worked. The problem was that the new motor did not need the antenna switch on the dashboard because it sensed the operation of the radio and worked automatically.
Look up the wiring chart for your year car and prepare a connector.
for installing the antenna, you have to remove the plastic lining in the trunk on the left hand side, make sure your cap is good (new one is about $5 at stealership) there is a very short ground that connects to the unit and the frame and 2 10mm attachment bolts. plug your connector and antenna wire up and your good to go...it's about a 30 minute job due to the lining removal and installlation
Alright, after looking at mine and looking at lomtevas' I'm definitely missing that bracket, and you can certainly see where the bracket mounts to the antenna.
The below picture is what I got from the ebay seller when my antenna shipped. and the previous owner apparently just tossed the antenna and bracket as my trunk is devoid of any antenna related items. Just the tip of the old antenna that was super glued on to seal the trunk.
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