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I'm trying to buy
1. A map light
2. A stock power antenna
3. A stock stereo
What's a reasonable price for each of them, I just want to know that the guy isn't ripping me off.
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Map lights usually are in decent condition. A good condition one might get a good deal for $25 anything above $75 better be NOS type.
Stock power antenna. You can get an aftermarket for sub $50 range.
Stock stereo working can be in the several hundreds. Just working with equalizer is $250+
 

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Also if it is a member here you may want to check in the for sale section and search to see if there is any feedback on the seller. If you are comfortable you can say who it is and we can give feedback if anyone has dealt with them.
Didn't want to run out of my editing ability so I double posted.
 

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Also if it is a member here you may want to check in the for sale section and search to see if there is any feedback on the seller. If you are comfortable you can say who it is and we can give feedback if anyone has dealt with them.
Didn't want to run out of my editing ability so I double posted.
Thanks, the people I'm looking at are on Craigslist and one guy wants 250 for the power antenna only (which I think is WAY WAY too much) and the other has stereo and map light and power antenna but seems a tad shady and hasn't gotten back to me on prices yet.
What was the replacement antenna you would recommend?
 

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For the antenna. Unless you can get a NOS they are all china made. The thing you need to worry most about is the mounting for it. The angle of the rubber needs to be correct so you don't have it leak.
I haven't bought a new antenna in several years. I just bought a kit to replace the inner plastic geared cord.
Try something like this.
 

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I've got a couple antenna of unknown condition. One is off the car, so I have easy access and I never plan on using either of them.
What do you think a reasonable price would be?
If there was a way to confirm the condition is be willing to buy one for around 60-70 (plus shipping if you're willing) but if not maybe slightly less than that
 

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I'm in Maryland
Oh nice I'm down right outside of the northern Virginia sprawl. I don't know what your time schedule is looking like, if you want to wait for this pandemic to blow over we could save on shipping costs somehow.

I'll hook it up to a battery sometime soon and see if it goes up and down and let you know.
 

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Oh nice I'm down right outside of the northern Virginia sprawl. I don't know what your time schedule is looking like, if you want to wait for this pandemic to blow over we could save on shipping costs somehow.

I'll hook it up to a battery sometime soon and see if it goes up and down and let you know.
Yeah I'm cool with waiting for the pandemic to blow over, let me know if it works when you get the chance to test it
Also I thought you were in Texas because of your username lol
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Yeah I'm cool with waiting for the pandemic to blow over, let me know if it works when you get the chance to test it
Also I thought you were in Texas because of your username lol
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Well Texas IS south of Virginia but everyone makes that mistake - it's an old and mediocre metalcore song that no one would ever use as an online handle so it's always available. If you hover over the flag on people it will display what they have put for their location details.
Hopefully if one of the two antenna I have works we can meet somewhere in the middle
 

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There's a good aftermarket antenna available for well under $50 delivered that works well. I don't remember the brand or model now, but there is both a black and chrome version available. Search the forum for the info and if you can't find it, let us know. I'm sure that with some time I could find the info.
However, you will need the mounting ferrules from a factory antenna. No one makes those parts for aftermarket antennas anymore. They are the parts both above and below the fender that mount the antenna to the body. The factory lower mounting bracket would be nice too as you can bend it to mount the aftermarket antenna vertical and it's much more solid than what comes with the aftermarket antennas.
You'll need the exact model number listed on the forum as the antenna listed for our cars DOES NOT fit. The ferrules and lower mounting bracket from the factory antenna are also a perfect fit.
 
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