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power antenna switch

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by SoCalCruiser, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. SoCalCruiser

    SoCalCruiser

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    I have a power antenna up-down button right above the stereo but it doesn't work. has anyone had any experience with this?
     
  2. Beowulf

    Beowulf

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    On your 97 the antenna is automatic. It completely descends into the fender when the radio is turned off (or a CD or ignition off) and it extends when the radio is turned on. The up/down buttons give manual control and set the desired height of the mast. For daily use, you never touch the buttons on a 97.

    Does this describe the way yours works? If not, then the problem is probably the plastic gear in the motor, not the buttons.

    -B-
     
  3. T Y L E R

    T Y L E R

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    Aftermarket stereo ?

    Either way check that the [glow=blue,20000,30000]blue[/glow] wire is hooked up .
     
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    SoCalCruiser

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    Exactly. Works fine doing everything else its supposed to, but have no manual control over it via the button. A real PITA when going through the car wash.
    Although, it doesn't go down when I turn the radio off. Only when I turn the ignition off. ? Normal?
     
  5. CDN_Cruiser

    CDN_Cruiser

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    Nope, not normal. It should go down when you turn the stereo off or where you switch to CD (and when you turn the truck off) - sounds like it's the wire Tyler mentioned.

    Cheers, Hugh