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I appreciate the answer. However, have you taken your Trax through a car wash without problems with the antennae? The reason I am concerned is that the service department at the dealer says you should. Please advise.
 

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If that's the case then I guess you might as well take it off if you're not going into a touchless car wash, but I find that touchless car washes are quite common now, easy to find.

Always better to be safe than sorry.
 

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I appreciate the answer. However, have you taken your Trax through a car wash without problems with the antennae? The reason I am concerned is that the service department at the dealer says you should. Please advise.
I have been thru touchless washes and the one with the big fluffy rollers....no problem with the antenna.
 

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I appreciate the answer. However, have you taken your Trax through a car wash without problems with the antennae? The reason I am concerned is that the service department at the dealer says you should. Please advise.
its not necessary, but if you feel better following the service departments advice by all means go for it. ITs just not exactly in an excellent position for quick and easy removal.. ESPECIALLY in the dead of winter...
 

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I've used the touch less car washes and have had no problems whatsoever with the antenna. Good thi too since I'm too short to reach it if it needed to come off...lol
 

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Touch-less car washes are pretty easy to find these days and the water pressure shouldn't be strong enough to damage anything. Your Trax antenna can handle it.
 

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Bumping this really old thread. Recently bought a canoe for my solo fishing trips. Found out that lifting it high enough for the cross bar of the canoe to clear the antenna is SUPER hard. Someone suggested removing it while loading/unloading my boat.

Is removing the antenna really as easy as beeguz states above? Is it harmful in anyway to take it on and off?

Thanks!
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The antenna screws on and off mine isn't very tight so I occasionally tighten it by hand to make sure I don't loose it.

If the dealer put your on using more than just hand pressure to tighten it you might have to use pliers to loosen it the first time.

Wrap a rag around the mast, then grab it with the pliers, turn counter clockwise
 

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The best example out there are tow trucks, those guys run a lot of antennas which go through a lot of abuse. Cop car are another great example. Most car antennas hold a similar tolerance.
 
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