2015-2023 Mustang Antenna Removal

2015-2023 Mustang Antenna Removal

Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Bill Tumas

If you're planning on wrapping your S550 Mustang or performing a Mustang antenna delete, chances are you'll have to remove the factory antenna. Removing your Mustang's antenna is also the first step in upgrading your signal reception. Our step-by-step process will show you how to remove your Mustang's stock antenna so you can move on to your next upgrade.

Parts and Tools Needed:

  • 10 mm socket
  • Panel Removal Tool

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Step 1: Unhook Rear Window Trim

In the cabin at the base of the rear driver's side window, use either your hands or a panel removal tool to unhook the side panel clips. No need to remove it completely. Unclipping the front is enough.

Repeat this process for the passenger's side panel.

Mechanic removing side window molding on an S550 Mustang

Step 2: Pull Back Headliner

Your S550 Mustang's headliner is held in place by both clips and magnets. To pull back the headliner, simply push your hand underneath to locate the clips.

Undo the clips and gently pull down on the headliner to release the magnets. Pull the headliner down enough to where you can access the roof above it.

Mechanic removing the headliner from an S550 Mustang

Step 3: Detach Antenna

On the roof of your Mustang, unclip the antenna wire from the harness and pop out the plug holding the wire to the roof.

Unscrew the 10 mm bolt at the base of the antenna to release it. Once the antenna is free, push the housing and wire through the top.

Mechanic removing the antenna from an S550 Mustang

Step 4: Pull Out Antenna and Wiring

Head to the outside roof of your Mustang and pull the antenna free from the top of the car. Make sure the connecting wire comes with it.

Mechanic removing the antenna wiring from an S550 Mustang

Congratulations, you're all done!

Customize Your S550 Mustang's Roof

With your 2015-2023 Mustang's antenna removed, it'll be easier to vinyl wrap your Mustang or add a racing stripe.

If you took your antenna off for aesthetic reasons, we've got Mustang antennas you can hide away, as well as covers and faux shark fins that let you customize your style.

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