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#1 Old 07-12-2012, 12:12 AM
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I saw many MO the antenna is in horizontal position. Whether to cut out the prominent part at the antenna bottom?
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I am confused. What exactly are you trying do?

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horizontal? i though antennas were vertical!!! 😳 can you explain more?


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What I think he is referring to is that antennas on older muranos were able to move from up right to flat position. Newer MOs do not have that type of antennae.

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Yeah the 1st gen MO has an antenna that can point up (and slightly back) or bent forward to point straight ahead. I think it looks silly if not pointing up and back.

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What I think he is referring to is that antennas on older muranos were able to move from up right to flat position. Newer MOs do not have that type of antennae.
yes, your guess is correct.
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My 07 antenna is about a 45 degree angle...looks fine. It can be flipped forward to slightly forward of vertical.

What's the problem?

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Does not make a bit of sense.

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I saw many MO the antenna is in horizontal position. Whether to cut out the prominent part at the antenna bottom?
I still don't understand the question.

1) What's the problem?
2) What are you trying to achieve?

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I saw many MO the antenna is in horizontal position. Whether to cut out the prominent part at the antenna bottom?
Now that I have a better understanding of the situation (thanks Eric L.) I need to ask why you want (need) the antenna to lay flat. Is it simply for looks or is it in the way of something?

I most definitely would NOT remove material from the base. Without knowing how the base is constructed, removing a section could compromise the watertight integrity.

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If the OP wants the antenna to lay flat because he's mounting a cargo box on top, the answer is easy - it will flex, so leave it alone. Just put the cargo box on top and let the antenna bend. BTDT.

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I am just curious why other MO antenna can be in flat position but mine can't. Now I know the car designed in different way for the antenna so mine just can't be in flat way. This is a small thing, I need to fix my back camera, It looks like nobody fix it by himself/herself.
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In the first generation Murano the antenna isn't designed to lay flat. It normally sits at a 45 degree angle and can be rotated forward to slightly forward of vertical. If you're seeing flat antennas, they either are broken or have been modified...and as with most modifications, it may have hurt the performance just as easily as helped it.

My advice: leave it alone.

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Get a shark fin antenna if you don't like the little doo-hickey sticking up.

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Get a shark fin antenna if you don't like the little doo-hickey sticking up.
Agreed. Search this forum for info on at least one other person who has done this.

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