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Old 11-17-2004, 11:49 AM   #11
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My antenna is from a 95 SLE mine is a 97 SSEi. [...] The ground strap on the antenna is only for the antenna not the motor. I'm going to do some testing on my power leads tomorrow , I'll let you know what I find out.
Right; I think you're going to find that the motor doesn't _have_ a ground: it'* more like a power-window motor, which is not grounded to the body and which runs in either direction, depending on which wire is providing power (with the other wire providing ground). As I described in that other topic thread:

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There are three wires leading to the antenna motor: as you noted, they're white, green and dark gray. The gray wire powers the antenna up; the white powers it down; the green is a common return (but technically not a ground as I believe it leads back to the relay, not to the body).
A service manual wiring diagram should confirm this either way.
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It'* working. I got my car back late tuesday so I didn't get to do anything to it. Wensday I got out my meter and did some testing. Had 12v on the green , no volts on the orange and I read continuity on the black to ground. So I decided it was a fuse. Took apart the passenger side kick panel in hopes of finding a fuse block. There it was. I llked in my owners manual to decide which to check , since the door locks were not operating properly I checked it, it was ok. The trunk release was not working either, pulled it out, found the problem, blown fuse. Changed the fuse, wired the new plug, checked my voltages and plugged into my existing antenna and it worked. And everything is back to normal. I guess half the lock circuit goes threw the trunk fuse. I must shorted the orange and black wires when I was untaping them. They were taped together just not touching. One question, in my owners manual for fuse usage #2 it has Trunk Reiease,RAC; What is RAC?
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One question, in my owners manual for fuse usage #2 it has Trunk Reiease,RAC; What is RAC?
Retained Accessory Power. It allows continued use of major accessories like power windows, radio, etc. after vehicle shutdown, for 10 minutes or until someone opens a door, whichever happens first.
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