Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Power Antenna

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The power antenna automatically raises the antenna mast to its full height whenever the radio and ignition are turned ON . The antenna retracts into the fender when either the ignition or the radio is turned OFF .

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Antenna Motor Assembly

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Power antenna assembly mounting and components

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the antenna mounting nut and supporter.
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  3. Remove the 2 antenna assembly-to-trunk bolts, the antenna and the band clip.
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  5. Disconnect the feeder socket and harness connector. Remove the drain tube from the grommet.
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  7. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Be sure the drain tube protrudes approximately 0.79 in. (20mm) through the grommet. Check the operation of the antenna mast.
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Antenna Mast

See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Antenna mast installation

  1. Loosen the antenna mounting nut enough so it can be easily removed. Turn the radio and ignition switch ON and extend the antenna. Remove the antenna mounting nut.
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  3. Grasp the lower section of the antenna mast and lift it vertically. Extract the inner pipe and rope from the antenna housing.
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To install:
  1. Insert the center pipe (supplied with the new antenna mast) into the antenna assembly tube until it bottoms.
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  3. Insert the antenna rod rope into the antenna housing through the centering pipe with the rack facing outward; at the same time, turn the radio switch OFF .
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  5. Be sure the antenna mast is vertical to the antenna housing. This prevents the rack from sustaining damage and making it easier to insert the rope. Remove the centering pipe from the antenna housing and detach it from the rope.
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  7. Face the inner pipe spring toward the center of the vehicle and insert the inner pipe into the antenna housing. Temporarily tighten the antenna mounting nut.
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  9. Turn the radio switch ON and OFF to ensure the antenna rod extends and retracts properly. Tighten the antenna mounting nut.
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