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This is a discussion on power antenna motor stuck within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; the other day i heard it grinding when i turned the radio on and off, so i ended up pulling ...

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    power antenna motor stuck

    the other day i heard it grinding when i turned the radio on and off, so i ended up pulling the power off, i have seen motors going for as much as $100 on ebay, but im looking for a smaller non-telescopic antenna.......any ideas?

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    mine does the same thing. Sounds like the motor is catching on something. Seems like it wants to go up but something inside the housing is keeping it in.

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    Review this link for the best repair options (assuming the motor still works and the mast is broken). The antenna mast is ran up and down with a set of plastic gears that eventually break or wear down and it just needs replaced (sounds familiar to anyone with headlight issues):

    Power Antenna Repair

    I found that my link from the old thread doesn't work. Here is a newer listing on Ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Othe...m370057856151&

    Here are the install instructions:
    http://www.antennamastsrus.com/Instructions%20Mast.htm
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    Check inside the fender and make sure it hasn't been bent while removing the spare possibly.

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    i just switched to a fixed mast antenna and got a shorty antenna to put on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by vannatte View Post
    Review this link for the best repair options (assuming the motor still works and the mast is broken). The antenna mast is ran up and down with a set of plastic gears that eventually break or wear down and it just needs replaced (sounds familiar to anyone with headlight issues):

    Power Antenna Repair

    I found that my link from the old thread doesn't work. Here is a newer listing on Ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Othe...m370057856151&

    Here are the install instructions:
    http://www.antennamastsrus.com/Instructions%20Mast.htm

    In case it's not just the mast only, that same company sells an entire assembly (including motor, mast, wiring, hardware, etc.) for basically the same price as just the mast:
    http://www.antennamastsrus.com/GM/Po...01993-2002.htm

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    cool thanks im gonna go tinker with the motor now that i saw that diagram, if i cant fix it by opening it then im just gonna go with a fixed mast

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    Once you take the motor out, just shave of the plastic rivet heads with a box cutter to gain access to the motor housing.

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