Instead of starting a new thread I figured I'd just add on to this one.
The rod antenna on my '13S Leaf broke off a couple years ago in a car wash. Sat worked fine but FM(don't listen to AM) reception was limited to only local high powered channels. I ended up installing the correct pitch screw in the hole about 3" long that helped with reception but looks a bit hokey. Lately(due to another thread) I started researching into an aftermarket Shark Fin antenna that would simply slip over my OEM base and also provide a bit of an FM antenna. Amazon lists pages and pages of different ones, ranging from $7 to $100+. I ended up buying one that was specifically advertised for a Nissan Leaf from a company called AntennaX. It wasn't as cheap as some but not all that expensive either, $25 shipped. It looks to be well made and is glossy black, looks quite nice.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0121 ... UTF8&psc=1
Unfortunately, it does not fit
just a tad too wide to slip over my existing base(I'd guess 5mm??). As best I could measure my existing base is:
128mm L(or 5+" for Americans)
69mm W(or 2 5/8") and this is where the Shark fin is just a tad narrow to slip over my base without possibly breaking.
38mm H(or 1 3/8")
If the one I had ordered had been just a bit wider it would have been the perfect fit, all other dimensions seemed OK. I don't really want a huge shark fin, just one a little bit bigger. Has anyone else ordered one that fit that wasn't too bulky? I'm thinking about this one:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071FG2BDV/_e ... L13W&psc=1
Which sounds like it might fit(just barely on the width) but might end up going with red(to match my Cyan Leaf) as the black is $8 more
Still, if the red is the wrong shade it might end up looking worse than just getting a black one??
Anyone have any suggestions, preferably have a specific model they know works.
Note thinking the year might make a difference(didn't think it would but what the heck) I unscrewed the rod off my '12SL and it was exactly the same size as my '13S, have no idea what Leaf the seller tried it on, if they even did.......