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Old 08-20-07, 02:06 PM
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does anyone know where i can get 4 hubcaps for a 96 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera besides ebay or cragslist as they don't have them at this time. also the antenna is broken off how hard is that to remove and replace.just got the car also want to upgrade the am/fm cassette to a cd player but thats later
 
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Old 08-20-07, 02:15 PM
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Local junk/salvage yard in your area!?!?..
Have you Googled it?
 
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never thought of google. found one website that sells them but so far there 4 for $80 including shipping
 
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If the antenna mast broke, you can screw off what's left and replace it. If the mount on the car broke, you have to replace that all the way back to the radio - doable, but more work involved.

I would keep looking at salvage yards if you need original wheel covers, otherwise all kinds of aftermarket stuff is available.
 
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I bought a beautiful set of the most shiny plastic (chrome looking )hubcaps for $20 (came in cardboard box with clear cellophane so you coud see what you are buying, plus a handle on the box)about 5-7 years ago at K-Mart. I didn't care if they were 'original' looking. I only wanted nice looking ones. I only used one of them on this van I had. Now I recently stuck two of them on the back of a car I have now. I have gotten comments on them. One person said, "Why don't you stick the two on the same side of the car?"
 
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Old 08-21-07, 08:02 AM
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You can probably get a generic replacement mast at an auto parts store.. The cable from the radio to the antenea probably screws onto the mast in the underside of the trunk so a replacement shouldnt be too difficult to do.
I presume this is a fixed mast..not retractable/motorized?!?
Ditto for when you want to upgrade later.
 
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Old 08-21-07, 08:04 AM
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Any salvage yard should have everything you need.
 
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Ok found 4 hubcaps for around $60 with free shipping. Now for the anntenna. it radio works fine so far in FM. the mount is there but the anetenna is broken off flush with the mount or so it appers. theres a rusty looking cylender inside the mount. is that whats left of the orignal antenna. its not a powered antenna its the kind that just stands there how do i got about replacing that.
 
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There should be a nut on the bottom which you may have to access from the other side, either within a body panel or wheel well.
 
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Old 08-22-07, 11:28 AM
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antenna removal

I removed the same on a 87 Olds. Yours may be similar. If I remember right I removed a number of fasteners holding the wheel well shroud enough for access under the antenna. There were one or two screws to be removed on a bracket holding the base before it dropped out. If you have the other type of antenna, the decorative plate (cup shaped) on its outside base is threaded and turned CCW to release the assembly also from the bottom. I assume that there is no decorative nut that some use instead a cup. The cup has slots in it that a special (or homemade) wrench can turn it. You're tossing it away anyhow so you can use a flat tip punch or chisel instead. Observe the type of connector plugged into the radio. There are the old larger size and the smaller new type, which is likely what is there.
 
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heres a pic of the broken antenna
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1450/dcp1661rs2.jpg
 
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Old 08-22-07, 06:07 PM
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Saw it, and it is a bit more specific than some generic stuff.. but, this may be a stock item for other GM models, not just a Cutlass and/or that year. This could be something stock for a few different years/models. Many GM (and other makes) parts were used for different models for a variety of years.
Junk yards gotta have something - even if its not a rectangular base.
 
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