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    my power attena wont go down. When you start the car you hear the motor go the would push it up and down but the antenna stays up. Is there a fix for this or do i need a new one? Are there any short antennas that work without modifacation or very little?

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    Unplug the electrical connector to keep things quiet until you decide what to do(fixed mast or universal electric)

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    it goes down sometimes, if i get it to go down and unplug it will my radio signal turn to static? if it doesnt get static ill leave it i hate the way it looks up

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    there is a plastic cable that pulls it in. trun the stereo off, so it will get sucked in, and push the antenna down. then disconnect the electrical connector, then it wont move anymore. you will need to remove your spare tire to get at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_garretson23 View Post
    my power attena wont go down. When you start the car you hear the motor go the would push it up and down but the antenna stays up. Is there a fix for this or do i need a new one? Are there any short antennas that work without modifacation or very little?
    i had a similar problem (in my case it would only go part-way down)... i took the antenna/motor assy out of the car (don't worry, it's easy to get out, just take the spare tire out, and there's like one bolt holding the anntenna/motor assy to the quarter panel), ..then i took the mast off (it's like one or two setscrews holding it on), - just be careful because there is a nylon flexible rope gear that extends up into the mast from the motor, it looks kinda fragile..

    i cleaned the hell out of the mast w/ full concentration degreaser (krud cutter) - i had three sections seized up, ...in time i was able to work two of the three free, got the "gunk" cleaned out good. also degreased the rope gear best i could.. then reinstalled the antenna/motor assy in the vehicle.. antenna now goes up (except one section is still seized, so it doesn't go up as high as it would new), but it goes down all the way - i lubed the hell out of it w/ a silicone-based lube called "jig-aloo", which is an awesome lube..

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    I tried to rebuild mine on both cars and decided it wasn't worth the effort and I bought a universal power antenna for $69.00 each,using a part from the original base I got the Uni Ant to work and look good.
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    I remember seeing a thread about someone doing a short fixed antenna that looked pretty good. I believe it was on a camaro. Does anyone know how this is done or where i can find the right up?

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