Installing a Satellite Radio Antenna to a roof mount Fuba base.
This was the original alternative method I used for a short time.
I ran the wire under the roof gutter trim, this worked fine, but I did not like the look.
Just ran the wire under the rubber hatch gasket and up into the roof gutter trim. Fast + Easy (does not equal good!) :)
Marked off roof with tape, and used a Dremel cutting wheel to make a small notch at the base of the Fuba base.
The notch is about 1/8" long towards the rear of the roof. (see link here on removing the Fuba antanna)
Run the antenna, I used some clear-coat to seal the metal up where I made the cut.
You'll have to cut a notch for the antenna wire to run under the Fuba base. You will also have to cut the Fuba gasket. Nice to see a German eagle on a part on a Mexican built VW. :)
Mount the Fuba base and gasket back onto the roof and screw it down. I used some black GE silicone caulk to fill in and hold the Satellite Radio Antenna "tail" and make a watertight seal. The tape is on the Fuba base gasket to hold it right while the silicone sets up.
I also used some silicone to hold on the "tail cover" for the rear of the Satellite Radio Antenna.
Finished. Looks good to me! Works 100% perfect!
Where I mounted my SV-1 receiver - (ash tray).