Honda Accord: AM/FM Antenna Repair - Audio System - Audio, Navigation, and Telematics - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: AM/FM Antenna Repair

NOTE: To make an effective repair, the broken section must be no longer than one Inch.

1. Lightly rub the area around the broken section (A) with fine steel wool, then clean it with isopropyl alcohol.

2. Carefully mask above and below the broken portion of


2. Carefully mask above and below the broken portion of the window antenna wire (B) with cellophane tape (C).

3. Using a commercially available rear window defogger repair kit, apply a heavy coat of paint (A) extending about 1/8" on both sides of the break. Allow 30 minutes to dry.

4. Check for continuity in the repaired wire.


4. Check for continuity in the repaired wire.

5. Apply a second coat of paint in the same way. Let it dry 3 hours before removing the tape.

    AM/FM Antenna Amplifier Replacement
    1. Remove the C-pillar trim. • 4-door (see page 20-110) • 2-door (see page 20-110) 2. Disconnect the connectors (A) from the AM/FM antenna amplifier (B). 4-Door 2-Door 3. Remove ...

    XM Antenna Replacement
    1. Remove the headliner (see page 20-140). 2. Remove the nut (A) from the XM antenna (B). 3. Disconnect the connector (C) and remove the XM antenna. 4. Install the XM antenna in the reverse ...

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    1. Reassemble the rocker arm assembly (see page 6-82). 2. Clean and dry the No. 5 rocker shaft holder mating surface. 3. Apply liquid gasket P/N 08717-0004, 08718-0003, or 08718-0009 to the cy ...

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