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Old 04-26-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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My antenna won't go down..it'* not bent or anything....the motor sounds as if it is working ..because it comes on when i turn the awitch on and turns off when i turn the car off....it acts normall except the antenna stays up.

any help would be appreciated..thanks
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Hey! Disconnect the power to the relay on the antenna ASAP!

You'll need to see if the worm gear is slipping (Which I doubt), the wire popped out of the reel (Only ever seen it happen once) or if the wire is broken (Bet that'* it).

You may just want to replace the antenna though...

I think I'll take some pics of how to rebuild a power antenna next time I rebuild mine, It'* stuck up right now too...
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ok where is the relay?
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The relay should be at the power antenna. You'll see a little black cube connected to the side of it.
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What are things to look for on one that'* stuck down?

I might just go to a flexible, rigid mast! The less gadgets the better!!
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I'd look into checking the power, and correct operation of the relay of one that is down. If those check out it'* probably dirty inside.
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I pulled it up after the key was turned on (basically just gave it a nudge and it took right off). It'* been working now for the past day. What'* the best lubricant to lubricate it?
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Try WD-40 its a light lubricant that works well on antennas.
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Gte some Silicon or Graphie spray. Do not use WD40, that stuff gets sticky when it dries.

In a pinch, a verly light coat of Vaseline will work, too. (Don't lie!! We know you got some!!)
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LOL! I plead the 5th!

I've heard that WD40 is not good to use also. I'll try some graphite.

Thanks for the replies.
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