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Power antenna the antenna motor continues to run even after the car ignition is turned off. the antenna will go up but not come down on its own. Is it the motor, relay switch or what?

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This is caused by the drive cable that raises and lowers the antenna mast, it is , you can buy just the cable, it does not require a new antenna assembly, see your local dealer for the a mast kit.
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