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2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

Just purchased a 2012 used GCHEROKEE 6v 4wd Limited. After backing it into my garage for the first time, a looped cable hanging from my garage door tore the 8 in. Antenna rod off my roof but leaving the plastic base attached. Radio/satellite radio still works, however a dealership told me the base has been damaged and the ceiling component would have to be taken out to repair with a quote of $540 to fix. Can I just order a replacement and call it a wash since it all appears to be working? Please help!
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Same thing happened to me earlier today. Everything works - base is intact. I would really just like to glue it back in place and not replace it at all. Thoughts or experience on this? Jeep overland 2013. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:07 PM
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Re: 2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

Can you replace it with the aftermarket sharkfin?
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Great idea.. Don't know why it wouldn't work. Thank you so much. Appreciate it.
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Re: 2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

The break wasn't a clean one with base, the plastic is jagged, is the shark fin still an option? Or the stubbie?
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Re: 2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

Check this and see if it's doable in your case.
Shark Fin Antenna Install Demo
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That helps so much. I hope that this will do it. Appreciate the help!
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Re: 2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

Had this issue a while back.
Ordered a 2.75 inch stubby antenna from CravenSpeed.
The look is very clean , the Stubby antenna screws into your existing base.
Installs in seconds and always clears the garage opening.
Worked for me.
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Another great option! Thank you.
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Re: 2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

Thank you all for the responses/suggestions!! I have an attached photo of the exposed chip/damaged base. It appears to be more than just screwing in a stubbie or attaching a shark fin over the base. I have a feeling this is not going to be DIY, but a pricey shop fix;(
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Have you tested it by covering what's leftover with something to simulate a sharkfin to see if the radio and sat will still work?
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Re: 2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

eibyer-- That is a great suggestion. I plan to repalce it with the shark fin regardless, at least this way I will already have the part if I have to take it in to a shop if that doesn't work. Thank you!
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