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Weak radio reception - I am trying to locate the where the antenna amplifier is in the rear. Trying to remove trim between back door and cargo area - don't know how. 2007 highlander hybrid

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Weak radio reception - all of a sudden - been that way for few months now - time to figure out why - all my other cars work fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Removed glove compartment to see if wires are loose. could find the cable. Now looking for the location of the antenna amp which I understand is above rear passenger window in the cargo area

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Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago

I noticed we have not yet resolved your concern you asked about. I would sure appreciate it if you would reply so I can offer my skills and knowledge and repair guide access to help as best I can.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok- so it takes about 88 steps to get at the antenna amplifiers? The attached document doesn't explain how to remove those components. I am afraid of breaking the item if there is a special way of removing it. So, is there a way to test whether the antenna amplifiers work without removing all those items?
Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago

HI,

The exploded views show where each screw is located. If there is no screw shown, then the trim piece just pulls off as it as retaining clips on the back.

Only way to test without accessing it, is with a toyota scan tool

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Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 2 years ago

I noticed we have not yet resolved your concern you asked about. I would sure appreciate it if you would reply so I can offer my skills and knowledge and repair guide access to help as best I can.

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