Toyota Venza Antennas
Your antenna is what keeps you in touch with the world from the driver’s seat of your Toyota Venza crossover SUV. You can replace a stock Venza antenna or switch to an aftermarket antenna that provides you added power and reach. There are even style options you can choose from to provide your Venza wagon a distinctive exterior accent.How do Toyota Venza OEM and aftermarket antennas differ?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM antennas are manufactured or licensed by Toyota themselves. These are the parts that come standard on your vehicle or are available as replacements. You can also purchase OEM-style antennas, which are aftermarket parts that mirror the OEM part. Many aftermarket antennas for Toyota vehicles, however, seek to enhance the stock performance in some way. Brands that make enhanced antennas for the Venza include the following:
- Mr. Gasket
- Cobra Electronics
Many vehicle makes and models employ proprietary, or at least different, antenna connections. Adapters are used to fit a male connector to a female receptor of a different type. This can be useful when you want to connect an antenna that otherwise wouldn’t fit to your Toyota Venza.How do you find an antenna for your Venza?
You have several options. You can choose a product that specifically supports your Toyota Venza model. Alternatively, you can purchase a universal antenna or an antenna that pairs with your particular Toyota. Choosing a product that specifically supports your car is a simple option. You will need to have the following information:
- Model year
- Engine type
- Any trim designations
Yes, you can. OEM and OEM-style antennas are usually about 7 inches. However, you can purchase aftermarket antennas as short as 3 inches and as long as 16 inches.Does a Toyota Venzas antenna length matter?
The length of an aftermarket Toyota Venza antenna is often a stylistic one. Some drivers prefer streamlined options, while others like the extended appearance. Your choice of length can also dictate reception strength. The longer the antenna, the stronger the reception capabilities. However, your Toyota may have an active preamp, which extends reception capabilities and makes the length of the antenna less impactful.Does an antenna replacement or upgrade require wiring?
No, it doesnt. Your Toyota is wired from the antenna mount to the radio. Only if you were to replace the mount or internal wires would wiring be involved. Many antennas are plug-and-play, too. Just unscrew the existing antenna, and thread the replacement or upgrade antenna or adapter slowly and evenly.