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Old 04-17-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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EXT: s2k antenna DIY

While I am normally on H-T I found this thread and its a great write up, the original poster is SearchBeforeUPost! . Here is the original thread: http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=820243

But for ease I will copy it to here...enjoy

Hey folks, I did a little how-to this afternoon about installing an s2k antenna on your accord. I did this a year ago on my 91 EX, and have had NO problems ever since. The reception is still the same, and there is no water leakage in my trunk because of this. If you find that your reception is a little bad, you can get a booster from Radio Shack.
Here is what you need:

1. The sexy S2k Antenna
2. An install kit made for a DC2 integra. I bought my kit from user "RStoR" and it has everything you need to install. If you are feeling DIYish, you can source all of the parts from Home Depot. The kit I got from RStoR cost me about $20 if I remember correctly, and it includes instructions. The only thing that you might have trouble making on your own is the wire piece. Anyway, here is what you need.
3. The rubber insert and silver nut from your old antenna set-up.




First step of course is to fix yourself a drink or puff one down. Second step is to remove the old antenna. I had a power antenna like most other Accords out there:



Now you are left with this gaping hole:



Now you are going to want to start piecing your kit together like this:



The PVC pipe part goes on the underside of the body, and the part you saved from your old antenna goes inside of that from the top of the body...



Now one side of your PVC is angled, that is to match the contour of the body. You can see how it is going to fit together:



Start trial fitting everything in place minus the antenna:



This is how it will start to look inside the trunk. Disregard the wire part right now...



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Old 04-18-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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wow, that was easy but it looks just like a rubber antenna i bought for 8 bucks...
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Old 04-18-2004, 01:55 AM   #3
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that s2k attena looks like all the vw attenas. i havent had my attena on my car since the day i bought it... radio stations around here suck
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:38 AM   #4
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thats my how-to everyone..


The S2000 antenna is different from the VW antennas. The VW antennas are longer and more floppy. VW owners commonly replace their antennas with the S2000 one, like my friend did on his VR6 jetta.
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:39 AM   #5
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PART 2

Ok, here is an important part. Before you screw your antenna into the base, you want to put a little washer on it. This keeps the screw part from ripping out and you having to order another antenna





Now I said that I installed mine a year ago, but today I decided I would paint that silver nut black for sTunNa points...




While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I also sawed the excess threaded part off with a hacksaw.

Ok. The paint dried, have another drink, and you are ready to finalize your installation.
Trial fit everything again...



You can now play with the angle you want your antenna to sit at by spining the PVC peice inside the trunk. Until now, my antenna was straight up and down, but I now have it sitting at a more S2000-like angle:



Tighten everything down. DON'T overtighten the antenna. It just needs to be hand tight, not to 180 foot pounds like your axle nuts. Its not going to fly off, trust me.
I tucked that wire behind the panel, but if you still have your trunk trim in you won't see it anyway.

Thats it! As an added bonus, you can remove the wire for the power antenna motor (and the factory CD changer while you're in there) and shave 0.000000001 off of your quarter mile time! Look for that how to in the future, as I rip apart my wire harness and remove all the unecessary wires! I read that the 3rd gen RX7's wire harness was redesigned in some year to shorten the route of wires to save weight. And we all want to save weight, don't we?

Some pics of the finished product:





As far as theft, when you tighten everything down from inside the trunk, if you try to remove just the antenna itself the entire assembly including the base will spin. I am not saying that it won't come off, but it would be harder than just unscrewing one from an s2k, celica, jetta, etc.

Parts list: everything you see in that picture. I would suggest ordering your antenna, and once you recieve it bring it to Home Depot with you. You can then size the nuts, coupler, and threaded piece. I will measure the PVC diameter today, although I am sure it is the smallest one you could buy. The cable is simply TV cable, with a male antenna connector on one end and that yellow thingy on the other end. You don't really need that much length of cable, half of that would be plenty.


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Sorry I tried to post part 2 yesterday but it was messing with my emotions :crook:
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Old 04-20-2004, 02:08 PM   #6
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good job. i have the kit just not the antenna.

u still have a spare antenna mask?
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:17 PM   #7
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i'm assuming you meant mast, and no I don't. I sold it with the motor to a CB7 tuner member.

At work we have an "03 Acura 3.5 RL with a tiny antenna, I think that I am going to order one of those and see how it looks instead of the S2K one.
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Old 04-24-2004, 08:37 PM   #8
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OMG!! thank's soo much! I wanted a diy liek this for some time, I don't listen to my radio since the antenna makes that shitty noise, and everyone makes fun of me for it.. so, what do i need to get, and how much..also, where can I get it all? I can get the antenna at honda, but who knows how much..I would perfer someplace near, as ordering stuff online just isn't getting ehre fast enough for me..so, please, name all I need, so I may complete this soon..I got a home depot, ace hardware, lowe's..etc around here..

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OMG!! thank's soo much! I wanted a diy liek this for some time, I don't listen to my radio since the antenna makes that shitty noise, and everyone makes fun of me for it.. so, what do i need to get, and how much..also, where can I get it all? I can get the antenna at honda, but who knows how much..I would perfer someplace near, as ordering stuff online just isn't getting ehre fast enough for me...
Well you can either get it from honda any 2001-2003 s2k antenna will do, they run like 20 some bucks...or you can buy it from www.hondaautomotiveparts.com very fast shipping and theirs runs like 14 bucks
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Old 04-30-2004, 10:36 AM   #10
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Great write up and pics too.
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:21 PM   #11
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ok, where can I get this DC2 kit you speak of? Is this all I need, and what size PVC pipe did you use? What angle cut, how long, and how wide is it?

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Old 05-06-2004, 09:27 PM   #12
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Yea. I'm still trying to find somewhere to buy that cable to use. Or the kit itself. anyone find it?
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Old 05-06-2004, 10:08 PM   #13
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I suggest you get the kit from this guy:

b18c510@hotmail.com

His name user name on HT is RStoR.
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Old 05-06-2004, 11:29 PM   #14
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Just emailed him. Hope to be able to get the kit ASAP.
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:30 AM   #15
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lemme know how it goes, and for how much..

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Old 05-19-2004, 06:30 PM   #16
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Kit wAS $17, nd the antenna was $20. Difficult removing the outer cover for the antenna. Update soon wen I get it all done.

Edit. Fairly easy install. Looks so much better than that damn 3.5' metal rid sticking out.

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Old 05-21-2004, 01:11 PM   #17
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How's the reception, by the way? Still as good as the factory 3 footer?
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Old 05-21-2004, 02:25 PM   #18
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reception is just as good. You can get a booster from radio shack if yours isn't so great, the S2K has a booster in it.
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Old 05-21-2004, 03:40 PM   #19
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Hey as long as it's better than what I get with my broken stock antenna, I'll be happy... thanks!
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:08 AM   #20
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so could someone that has done this list piece by piece what is needed (besides the obvious S2K antenna)
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