Cross Threaded Antenna Nut – 2016 Ram 1500 Pickup

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NUMBER: 08-107-15 REV. A
GROUP: Electrical
DATE: November 10, 2015

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 08-107-15, DATED NOVEMBER 04, 2015, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE REVISED DATES.

THIS SERVICE BULLETIN IS ALSO BEING RELEASED AS RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL (RRT) 15-104. ALL APPLICABLE SOLD AND UN-SOLD RRT VIN’s HAVE BEEN LOADED. TO VERIFY THAT THIS RRT SERVICE ACTION IS APPLICABLE TO THE VEHICLE, USE VIP OR PERFORM A VIN SEARCH IN TECHCONNECT. ALL REPAIRS ARE REIMBURSABLE WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF WARRANTY.

 

SUBJECT:

Cross Threaded Antenna Nut

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves the replacement of the Radio Antenna Base/Cable Assembly and Radio Antenna Nut due to cross threading during assembly.

 

MODELS:

2016 (DS) Ram 1500 Pickup

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and LATAM.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or after **August 07, 2015 (MDH 0907XX) and on or before September 02, 2015 (MDH 0902XX).**

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

Upon inspection, the technician may find the radio antenna nut is cross threaded on the radio antenna base/cable assembly.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

If the customer describes the symptom/condition listed above, perform the Repair Procedure.

If a customer’s VIN is listed in VIP or your RRT VIN list, perform the repair. For all other customers that describe the symptom/condition listed above, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Part No. Description
1 05064341AA Nut, Antenna Base
1 05064394AH Antenna, Cable & Base Assembly

 

SPECIAL TOOLS/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

C-4816 Socket, Antenna

 

Fig. 1 Antenna SocketFig. 1 Antenna Socket

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

  1. Inspect the antenna nut for cross threading on the antenna base and cable assembly (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 Antenna Base and Cable AssemblyFig. 2 Antenna Base and Cable Assembly

1 – Antenna Nut
2 – Grommet


  1. Is the antenna nut cross threaded on the antenna base and cable assembly?
    • YES>>> Proceed to Step #3.
    • NO>>>This bulletin has been completed, use Inspection Only LOP (08-60-05-97) to close the active RRT.
  2. Make note all radio presets; and the quality of radio reception for them before continuing with this repair.
  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the passenger side cowl trim panel (Fig. 3).

Fig. 3 Passenger Lower Trim PanelFig. 3 Passenger Lower Trim Panel

1 – Passenger Lower Trim Panel


  1. Disconnect the antenna mast connector from the instrument panel antenna connector (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Antenna Mast ConnectionFig. 4 Antenna Mast Connection

1 – Instrument Panel Antenna Connector
2 – Antenna Cable
3 – Antenna Cable Connector


  1. Securely tie a suitable length of cord or twine to the antenna half of the antenna cable connector. This cord will be used to pull the antenna cable back into position during installation.
  2. Remove the antenna mast.

Fig. 5 Antenna MastFig. 5 Antenna Mast

1 – Antenna Mast


  1. Remove the antenna cap nut using the Antenna Socket C-4816 (Fig. 6).

Fig. 6 Antenna Base and Cable AssemblyFig. 6 Antenna Base and Cable Assembly

1 – Antenna Nut
2 – Grommet


  1. Remove the antenna adapter.
  2. With the passenger door open, pull the antenna body assembly out through theopening between the fender and body.
  3. Tie the cord that was used during the removal procedure to the cable being installed.
  4. Using the cord, pull the antenna cable through the hole in the door opening and seatgrommet into place.
  5. Insert the antenna body through the hole in the fender and install adapter (Fig. 7).

Fig. 7 Antenna Base and Cable AssemblyFig. 7 Antenna Base and Cable Assembly

1 – Antenna Nut
2 – Grommet


  1. Install and tighten the antenna cap nut with the Antenna Socket C-4816.
  2. Verify that the antenna grommet is fully seated.
  3. Connect the antenna mast connector to the instrument panel antenna cable (Fig. 8).

Fig. 8 Antenna Mast ConnectionFig. 8 Antenna Mast Connection

1 – Instrument Panel Antenna Connector
2 – Antenna Cable
3 – Antenna Cable Connector


  1. Install the passenger cowl trim panel.
  2. Install the antenna mast (Fig. 9).

Fig. 9 Antenna Mast Base and Cable AssemblyFig. 9 Antenna Mast Base and Cable Assembly

1 – Antenna Mast
2 – Antenna Nut
3 – Antenna Base and Cable Assembly


  1. Connect the battery negative cable.
  2. Verify the repair by checking the radio reception on the stations previously identifiedfor presets.
  3. Set all customer presets to the previously noted positions.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
08-60-05-97 Inspect Only the Antenna, Cable & Base assembly with Antenna, nut (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.2 Hrs.
08-60-05-96 Inspect And Replace the Antenna, Cable & Base assembly with Antenna, nut (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.4 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 


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