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Old 07-30-2010, 08:26 AM   #21
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Ahhh you see, the radio doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the antenna from a running perspective. The antenna is a three wire hookup, battery power, ground and a power wire trigger. With power to the trigger (radio on) the antenna goes up and once up it stops running and holds in the up position. When the radio is turned off, the antenna loses the trigger voltage and reverses direction.

I've come across some that once broken, run continuously. Now you've gotten my curiousity going as to how it is drawing that much w/o running or being a direct short and blowing the fuse. We need an autopsy of the bad part.
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The relay seems to be the problem, car sat for nearly a week and started right up. Talk to a friend that'* a engineer. He said without looking at it he can't say for sure, but he feels there'* a short in the coil that switches the relay. I tried testign but not finding anything.

As for the ABS on my wifes Montana, the light came back on. So I did some cleaning, no luck. I hooked up the computer and checked the DTCs. It'* showing RF WSS. Great, that'* the hub I changed early this year. I'll pull it and exchange it, it has a 1 year warranty. I call Autozone, they look it up, warranty has expired. What? Ya, 90 days. Ahh, no, should be a year. Nice, I thought I bought a duralast, but looks like I got a valuecraft. Nice, I paid $98 for a hub I had for 5 months, now I need to buy a new hub.
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You checked all the wiring to the hub? The W bodies have a extension harness that the 92-99 H bodies don't have. If your van has a similar intermediate harness like the W'* there are a few more connection points to consider before replacing the hub.

Speaking of that, my Regal has recently become ABS pissed off.
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As soon as I plug the old hub in, the light goes away. As soon as I plug the new one back in, the light comes back. I will double check if there'* another plug, but swapping sensors sums it up for me.
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