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Old 02-24-2010, 10:18 AM   #1
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I just bought a '98 Bonneville and the antenna won't go up. Is this fixable?
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Check in the trunk and make sure it'* hooked up. If it is, test for power to the antenna, if that'* present, then you likely need a new one.
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There'* one wire that connects to the antenna. And there'* a plug that isn't connected to anything. I don't know if it should be or not, i can't find anywhere for it to go.
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the gears inside of a power antenna are made of plastic. In time they dry up and grind away. When you turn your radio on, do you hear the motor for the antenna? Try having someone turn it on while you put your ear by it and listen. Let me know what you find and I'll try to guide you from there. They can be tricky to replace
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It makes no sound. I'm wondering if I'm missing the motor all together. The replacement antennas all have a motor and mine doesn't. I'm thinking that is where the plug should go.
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If you have a 98SE you should have a power antenna. My sisters car had the same problem but you could hear the motor. Another forum member picked me up an antenna at a JY and I swapped out the part. The problem was fixed.
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