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.

Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off. Turn the power switch, the leftmost knob, counterclockwise to off.
  • 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. Turn the device around and firmly pull the power cable plug to remove it from the radio.
  • 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. Unscrew the securing cap counterclockwise from the antenna connector.
  • 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. Gently pull the antenna cable to remove it from the back of the radio.
  • 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. Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable.
  • Unscrew the cap counterclockwise on the microphone plug to disconnect the cable.

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Gently unplug the microphone plug.
  • Gently unplug the microphone plug.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
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. 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.
  • 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. Gently life and remove the top cover. Gently life and remove the top cover.
  • Gently life and remove the top cover.

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Gently set down on a hard, flat, non-conductive surface to minimize risk of shock or breaking your radio. Carefully flip the radio over. 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. 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.
  • 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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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. 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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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.
  • 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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The wire may still be hot, so let it sit for 30 seconds before continuing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Gently pull the antenna connector through its hole into the case.
  • 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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