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    Does anyone remember?

    Help!!!

    My stupid anntena stopped going down when I turn off my car. I think it finally gave out! I tried to look for the link where someone posted the same question.... but no luck!
    Do anyone of you guys know if there's a fix it yourself way or do I have to take it to the dealer for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKIN WS6 View Post
    Help!!!

    My stupid anntena stopped going down when I turn off my car. I think it finally gave out! I tried to look for the link where someone posted the same question.... but no luck!
    Do anyone of you guys know if there's a fix it yourself way or do I have to take it to the dealer for that!
    Mine was the same way. I just took mine out since I never used it. There's a writeup somewhere about how to replace it...will look for it. The teeth may be stripped on your antenna or it could be the motor. Always do it yourself if you can to avoid dealer cost!

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    I changed my antenna over the weekend, its very easily done and i found out the motor wasnt the problem with mine. So i now possibly have an extra antenna.

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    The first thing I ever did to my TA was unplugged the antenna motor so it stays down. Obviously reception is worse however I NEVER listen to the radio in my TA so it really doesn't bother me. Just my opinion.

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    Mine crapped out a few years back. I just pulled the thickest part of the antenna up and forced the two smaller poles down to give it a lower look. Still have perfect reception.

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    Mine is kinda like yours chuckie. My antenna works except when I turn the car off the antenna starts goin down but stops like 3-4" from going flush. Im not quite sure what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    Mine is kinda like yours chuckie. My antenna works except when I turn the car off the antenna starts goin down but stops like 3-4" from going flush. Im not quite sure what it is.
    Yeah tha't exactly what happend with mine... it goes about 3/4 of the way down then stops. I know its not the motor because i hear it whenever i turn my car on/off so I'm sure it's gotta be something else.

    I read somewhere there's supposed to be a wire in there that usually breaks.... Does anyone know if there's a write up in here on how to replace that? It sucks having to be pushing my antenna down with my hand everytime I get out of my car!

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    Most likely the wire for you guys if you can still hear the antenna motor running when turning on/off your car. Is it possible that your antenna got slightly bent? That might cause it to get stuck or prematurely wear out the lifting mechanism.

    High speeds + 6ft tall antenna = slight bending?

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    I think they were right about some kind of wire. I bench tested the antenna I have and it works fine, yet when I hook it up it does not work. So there must be a wire somewhere that is cut or isnt hooked up correctly.

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    Never heard of a wire, mine stopped working from living in MA(ice+power antenna=stuck).
    I just bought a new one from ws6 store and took about 10 min to install, works like new.
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    You can also plug it off and buy a "mastless" antena.. its what im doing....

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    I vote put it on a switch, its not had at all and you get the best of both worlds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    You can also plug it off and buy a "mastless" antena.. its what im doing....
    Like a cap or just a short antenna? I need to find a small cap for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetroubledguy View Post
    Like a cap or just a short antenna? I need to find a small cap for it.
    I got mine capped with a master cylinder plug till i get it filled in and painted

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