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Toyota Celica (Hatchbacks / All Years)



  • Easiest change in the world; and actually I've never heard of anyone having reception problems after changing antennae.

    (I've had mine for about 2 years)

    In fact, for me ths s2000 is sorta better. My old one used to gradually wobble loose over time so I'd have to retighten it.
  • Thanks for the info gambit. I am defiantly going to make the change on it once the weather gets better. I can't stand the way that the one that is on there now looks!
  • dq1dq1 Posts: 44
    just change the mast, or did you have to change to base unit that goes through the metal too?
  • I just changed the mast (i guess). Just unscrewed the old and screwed on the new. If you go to a celica site like or , you'll see a bazillion pics of celicas with the s2k antenna.

    Not sure how the 2003 celica owners would go about this with the retractable antenna.

    (I am not REMOTELY technical, so if I can do a given "mod," then anyone can)
  • wscc1wscc1 Posts: 21
    Thanks dq1 and Sergeis. I was looking for the just the inserts - not the entire blade.
    ANCO makes a perfect insert (16 inches) for the passenger side and rear (19 inches) but nothing longer than 24 inches. I did try looking at the BOSCHUSA web site and went
    through their part finder only to get some message like "NO PARTS FOR THIS CAR".
    I guess the only source is Toyota.
  • dq1dq1 Posts: 44
    the dealer, you might want to try Autozone or Discount Auto Parts and look for the Bosch replacement. You will have to replace the whole blade, not just the insert, but believe it or not, it's easier to replace the whole blade than it is to do just the insert (I've had the cuts to prove it). Also, I've found that the Bosch blades last longer and they are an exact fit to the wiper arm. They don't "wiggle" around when they are operating. Happy hunting!
  • dq1dq1 Posts: 44
    the S2000 antenna and installed it yesterday. There is a small gap due to the way Toyota designed the base, but the connection is solid and I think it looks a whole lot better than the stock "lightning rod"! There is absolutely no difference in my reception. Hope this helps.
  • Where did you buy your antenna from? From a Honda dealer or online?

    Also, thanks for the info!
  • You can check at your local Honda dealer. It should cost around 14/15 $.

    If they are trying to charge you more, buy online.

    Part number is 632621.

    (I hope this doesn't count as SPAM. I'm just trying to help another user, not sell junk.)
  • I bought an entire wiper blade at Automart, but it was the wrong size. Cost $20, too. Then I went to the Toyota parts store and bought just the rubber insert for $3.00. My husband installed it in ten minutes.

  • dq1dq1 Posts: 44
    I just happen to have the invoice right here on my desk. The part no. is 623621. I think Gambit transposed the 2nd and 3rd digits. Anyway, I just went down to my local Honda dealer because they had them in stock. The cost was $23.10 + tax. Like Gambit said, you might be able to find it cheaper on the web.
  • My fault! You're right, dg, I scrambled the two digits.
  • xlra8xlra8 Posts: 2
    believe it or not, the best deal on wiper blades is at your local toyota dealer. i got all three refills for $12 and they were easy to install. just follow the instructions. the only sad part was they had to order them and i had come back in 3 days. but best of all they are OEM toyota quality which goes a long way with me.
  • wscc1wscc1 Posts: 21
    Thanks for all the information on the wiper blades/inserts. The aftermarket blades are never as
    good as the OEM (they usually tend to spin when you lift them away from the glass). Also, it seem such a waste to replace the entire blade when you only need the rubber. The aftermarket inserts are great in that they don't use the typical Japanese insert with the steel "blades", which is near impossible to keep the rubber and the two steel "blades" together as you slide the assembly through the hooks. The cost is comparable - usually about $5 to $6 for a set of two inserts versus the (as stated) $3 for one OEM.
  • I just replaced my driver blade too (thanks to the helpful info here); the blade inserts from Toyota actually come with a little plastic clip which attaches to the insert to hold the metal blades in place. After you finish assembling the blade, you remove the plastic clip.
  • tundradudetundradude Posts: 588
    Just replaced all 3 windshield wipers. It was a pain (91 GT). However, the dealer did it free.

    I have owned two other Celicas in the past, a 78 and a 79. The 91 is leaps and bounds over those cars in most categories execpt for the fun of having rear wheel drive (powerslides).

    You can tell the Camry chassis is there as well as the seats.

    However; in performance, its no Corolla GT-S or a modern day Corolla GT-S (00-present Celica).
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,669

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • dq1dq1 Posts: 44
    Has anyone put the TRD quick shifter in an '01 Celica GT? If so, what do you think of this mod and how much shorter are the throws?

    I'm thinking that if just the leather shift knob online goes for about $70, for an extra $80, getting the shifter and knob together isn't such a bad deal. One of my only comfort complaints on the GT is that it didn't come with the leather wrapped steering wheel or shift knob :( Getting just the leather wrapped steering wheel from the dealer is $580. What a rip off.
  • tundradudetundradude Posts: 588
    The new Celica is really a Corolla. Toyota decided to keep the Celica moniker which I am glad they did.
  • gambit293gambit293 Posts: 406
    Are you saying that the current celica shares the same chassis as the current corolla?

    If so, I'm not sure if that's true. I know that the Matrix/Vibe share the same chassis as the new corolla, and that the Matrix/Vibe also share an engine with the celica. But as far as I know the current corolla and celica don't really share any major components.
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