How to Replace Broken Rabbit Ears

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If you're using a rabbit-ear antenna unit for your TV, then you probably spend a lot of time adjusting it to pick up different stations. If you (or someone much clumsier than you) breaks off one of the antennas, though, you can avoid a life of snow-filled screens by installing a replacement. If your antenna is only bent rather than broken, installing a replacement won't improve your reception.

Things You'll Need

  • Replacement Antenna
  • Screwdriver
  • Make sure your TV is turned off and unplug it from the wall.

  • If you can, draw back or retract the rabbit ears, and disconnect the antenna unit from the TV.

  • Remove the broken antenna from the antenna unit.

  • Bringing the broken antenna and unit with you, go to an electronics store to obtain a replacement that will fit into the antenna unit.

  • Screw the replacement antenna into the antenna unit, and reattach the antenna unit to the TV.

  • Extend the antennas and plug the TV back into the wall.

Tips & Warnings

  • Because they're so easy to adjust for directionality, in some areas rabbit ears may actually get better reception than fixed antennas.

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