Introduction

In this guide, we will walk through the steps necessary to replacing the congestion-sensing antenna.

Image 1/2: While holding the base firmly using the palm of one hand, remove the cowl (cover) by turning the cowl counterclockwise until a snap is heard. Once disengaged, pull upwards. Image 2/2: While holding the base firmly using the palm of one hand, remove the cowl (cover) by turning the cowl counterclockwise until a snap is heard. Once disengaged, pull upwards.
  • Make sure the device is unplugged before proceeding with the disassembly.

  • While holding the base firmly using the palm of one hand, remove the cowl (cover) by turning the cowl counterclockwise until a snap is heard. Once disengaged, pull upwards.

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Image 1/1: Move the plastic opening tool around the groove while applying upward force to pry loose the 4 clips holding the grille in place.
  • Place the plastic opening tool under the speaker grille, and just above the light ring.

  • Move the plastic opening tool around the groove while applying upward force to pry loose the 4 clips holding the grille in place.

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Image 1/2: There is a delicate wire connection to the antenna that is easily broken if not careful. Image 2/2: There is a delicate wire connection to the antenna that is easily broken if not careful.
  • Using a metal spudger, carefully remove the congestion-sensor antenna by undoing the two clips.

  • There is a delicate wire connection to the antenna that is easily broken if not careful.

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Image 1/2: For help with soldering and de-soldering check out the    [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|iFixit Soldering Guide|new_window=true] Image 2/2: For help with soldering and de-soldering check out the    [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|iFixit Soldering Guide|new_window=true]
  • Remove the wire connection to the antenna by soldering it off.

  • For help with soldering and de-soldering check out the iFixit Soldering Guide

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Conclusion

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

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