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Old 08-26-2005, 12:00 PM   #31
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All is good (thanks, Bill2 and orbitz)

Keep on learning orbitz, and share when you can That is what the club is all about!

Bill2 reminded me, to remind you, to look for water leaks. This is common on these cars and may have lead to your corrosion problem. Also, use dielectric grease on electrical connections to help prevent corrosion!
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Thanks again and I will definatley checknig for leaks
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According to my 97 manual, the power antenna, fog lights and some instrument warning lamps ground through one of the ground bus connectors (C340 & C332). Corrosion is not a very good condctor so when it "jumps" from a +12v source to a ground it acts as a resistor.

Theory: Power antenna relay activates when 12 volts is present across the coil. If there is a resistive path to a +12v source on the ground wire, there might only be 10v across the coil and therefore would not trigger the relay. It could also explain the battery drain.

It'* a sound theory and kinda fits in this situation. I'm not saying that what you have been posting is not right. As a matter of fact, I learned a thing or two from the information you have provided. It'* just that I have not seen many failures of the modules in question but water leaks and corrosion has been the source of many-a-problem. It'* much easier to test too with a volt meter
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i know i just created a new topic but looking through other pages i found this and it sounds like what is wrong with my car, orbitz did you ever get yours fixed or find out what the problem was?
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