Introduction

The antenna connector connects the antenna to the radio. The antenna connector transmits the radio signal to the radio. Perform the guide on a flat non-conductive surface to avoid electrical shock and damage to your device.

Some steps in this guide require soldering. For information on how to solder, see the soldering guide.

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  • Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off.

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  • Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio.

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  • Unscrew the securing cap counterclockwise from the antenna connector.

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  • Gently pull the antenna cable to remove it from the back of the radio.

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  • Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable.

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  • Gently unplug the microphone plug.

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  • Unscrew the top four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Gently life and remove the top cover.

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Image 1/3: Carefully flip the radio over. Image 2/3: Carefully flip the radio over. Image 3/3: Carefully flip the radio over.
  • Gently set down on a hard, flat, non-conductive surface to minimize risk of shock or breaking your radio.

  • Carefully flip the radio over.

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  • Unscrew the four 6.0mm Phillips head screws counterclockwise on the left and right side of the device that connect the remaining cover, using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Gently lift and remove the case cover. Image 2/3: Gently lift and remove the case cover. Image 3/3: Gently lift and remove the case cover.
  • Watch out for the wires connected to the speaker. These short wires will not allow you to move the cover very far.

  • Gently lift and remove the case cover.

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Image 1/2: During reassembly you will need to [[Topic:Soldering|solder]] the components back together. Image 2/2: During reassembly you will need to [[Topic:Soldering|solder]] the components back together.
  • De-solder the yellow wire that is connected to the antenna connector, with a soldering iron and the desoldering wick.

  • During reassembly you will need to solder the components back together.

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Image 1/1: Detach wire from back of antenna connector.
  • The wire may still be hot, so let it sit for 30 seconds before continuing.

  • Detach wire from back of antenna connector.

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  • Use a wrench to unscrew the nut counterclockwise, that secures the antenna connector to the device.

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  • Remove the securing nut and washer from the antenna connector.

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  • Gently pull the antenna connector through its hole into the case.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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2 Comments

Don't bother with the solder wick. Heat the metal tip, pull the wire away with needle nose pliers. This is a rare repair.

rrmanning06 - Reply

If the radio is not transmitting, it is a rare thing, this wire could be broken. Solid wire on Galaxy radios, lots of vibration in the vehicle.

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