Avenger, Sebring Coupe, Stratus Coupe, 1999-2006

Antenna

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Power Antenna



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Using an ohmmeter, check for continuity between the antenna body and a ground. There should be no measurable resistance.
    1. If the continuity checks good, go to the next step.
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    3. If the continuity check shows resistance, repair or clean the ground as necessary.
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  5. Disconnect the wire harness connector at the antenna. Check for battery voltage at pin A1.
    1. If the battery voltage checks good, go to the next step.
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    3. If the battery voltage is not 12 volts, check the circuit fuse or check for a shorted or open wire.
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  7. With the ignition in the ON or ACC position, turn the radio ON and check for battery voltage at pin A2.
    1. If the battery voltage checks good, replace the power antenna. Refer to Power Antenna, removal & installation.
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    3. If the battery voltage is not 12 volts, check for a shorted or open wire.
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Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
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  5. Disconnect the drain tube.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector.
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  9. Disconnect the antenna cable.
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  11. Remove the mounting bolts from the antenna.
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  13. Pull the antenna through the grommet in the quarter panel.

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    Fig. View of typical power antenna

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To install:

  1. Push the antenna up through the grommet in the quarter panel.
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  3. Install the mounting bolts to the antenna. Tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  5. Connect the antenna cable.
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  7. Connect the electrical connector to the antenna.
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  9. Connect the drain tube.
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  11. Install the ground strap (if equipped) and the fastener. Tighten to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  13. Connect the battery negative cable.
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