Antenna Diagnosis & Testing
- Remove the antenna motor assembly.
- Connect the positive (+) lead from the battery to terminal 1 and the negative (-) lead to terminal 2. Check that the motor turns (moves upward).
Reverse the polarity, then check that the motor turns the opposite way (moves downward).
WARNINGThese tests must be done quickly (within 3 - 5 seconds) to prevent the coil from burning out.
Removal & Installation
- Perform this repair with the battery cables connected. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
- Remove the antenna nut.
- If equipped with a CD player, press the AM and FM buttons on the receiver and simultaneously turn the ignition switch to ACC .
- For non-CD player units, press the AM button and simultaneously turn the ignition switch to ACC .
The antenna motor will run, unwinding the mast from the spool. Have an assistant guide the mast so it doesn't fall and damage the bodywork. When fully extended, the mast will be released. Remove it, and leave the ignition in the
- Insert the new cable so that the teeth face the rear of the vehicle. Feed the cable into the motor until the cable reaches the bottom, about 12 in. (30cm).
- Have an assistant ready and prepared to guide the cable. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK . The motor will run, winding the cable onto the spool and drawing the antenna down into the mount.
- If the cable does not wind, twist the cable at the top of the housing; the part at the bottom may have turned while being pushed down the hole.
- Once wound onto the spool, install the antenna nut even if the antenna is not fully retracted. Test the antenna elevation and retraction; the mast will eventually retract fully.