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Electric Radio Antenna on 1994 Toyota Celica

Replaced antenna mast. However mast retracts when radio is turn on and extends when radio is turned off.

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  • winemoor Nov 29, 2008

    Wiring connections were unchanged since factory connections will only permit one way to connect.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    i actually want to just replace the mast... whats the best way of doing that without really ripping out the old one?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You must have connected the leads backwards, check

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    my 1996 toy Camry power antenna does not retract or extend. I hear the antenna motor running and i have radio reception but wo't move except manually

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    ariel won't go up when radio is turned on

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Reverse the wires, one is hot going up and the other hot going down, the easiest way to deal with this is to just reverse them.

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Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996
Antenna - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

If your antenna mast is the type where you can unscrew the mast from the fender, simply do so with a pair of pliers. Most damaged antennas are simply the result of a truck wash or similar mishap, in which the mast is bent.

Manual Antenna
  1. Disconnect the antenna cable at the radio by pulling it straight out of the set. Depending on access, this may require loosening the radio and pulling it out of the dash.
  2. Working under the instrument panel, disengage the cable from its retainers.
On some models, it may be necessary to remove the instrument panel pad to get at the cable.
  1. Outside, unsnap the cap from the antenna base.
  2. Remove the screw(s) and lift off the antenna, pulling the cable with it, carefully.
To install:
  1. When reinstalling, make certain the antenna mount area is clean and free of rust and dirt. The antenna must make a proper ground contact through its base to work properly.
  2. Install the screws and route the cable into the cab. Make certain the cable is retained in the clips, etc.
  3. Connect the cable to the radio; reinstall the radio if it was removed.

Power Antenna Mast
The power antenna system contains a relay. If the power antenna is inoperative, the relay is the first place to look. The actual motor rarely fails.
The power antenna mast is replaceable on the Pick-Up and 4Runners. If the mast is damaged or broken, proceed as follows:
  1. Perform this repair with the battery cables connected. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  2. Remove the antenna nut.
  3. If equipped with a CD player, press the AM and FM buttons on the receiver and simultaneously turn the ignition switch to ACC .
  4. For non-CD player units, press the AM button and simultaneously turn the ignition switch to ACC .
  5. 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 ACC position.
To install:
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Hi,

If your antenna is of the electric type, mounted into the vehicle's body, then it is more common to replace the MAST only.

This is done by:

- loosen & remove the upper locking ring (between antenna & vehicle body),
- turn radio to ON. This will unwind the antenna & cable fully (if cable has teeth, note direction which cable is facing).
- feed replacement mast cable into cavity (ensure cable is facing same way as when it was removed) until cable stops feeding, and hold in position.
- turn radio power off. Cable should grab & begin to retract. Guide the new mast into position. As cable feeds in, the mast will follow and retract to its closed position.
- secure upper ring

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  1. Lower electric antenna (18850) .
  1. Remove rear retaining screws of RH front wheel splash shield for access to antenna lower retaining bolt.
  1. Remove lower retaining bolt.
  1. Remove radio antenna nut (18865) from top of motor tube and remove electric antenna through fender/splash shield access.
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  1. To install, reverse Removal procedure.
  1. Tighten top radio antenna nut to 6-8 Nm (54-70 lb-in).
  1. Tighten lower electric antenna retaining bolt to 5.8-7.8 Nm (51-69 lb-in).
  1. Check operation of electric antenna and radio chassis .

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Mast, Power NOTE: A power antenna mast which is bent or broken can be replaced without replacing the motor and tube assembly.
Removal
  1. Remove radio antenna nut (18865) and radio antenna stanchion (18919) .

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  1. Loosen retaining nut inside tube using 14 mm (9/16 inch) socket, and slide nut part-way up mast.
  1. Raise antenna to run plastic drive wire at bottom of mast out of motor. Note direction of teeth on plastic drive wire.
  1. Saw off damaged portion of antenna mast. Remove burrs from mast and slide nut and contact tube off stationary tube.
Installation
  1. With the teeth on the plastic drive wire facing toward motor on antenna, push end of plastic drive wire of replacement mast assembly down into tube. Push it around curve at bottom of tube until end enters drive mechanism.
  1. Run motor down while pushing on plastic drive wire until about 305 mm (12 inch) of wire has been drawn into the tube. Stop motor and insert bottom of antenna mast into tube. Lower mast.
  1. Slide contact tube and radio antenna nut down antenna mast. Tighten nut to 0.45 Nm (4 lb-in).

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Use an antenna wrench to remove the chrome nut (I found a wrench on JC Whitney's website). Once the nut's removed, do the following (copied from the factory service manual):

REMOVE ANTENNA ROD

(a) Turn the ignition switch to ”LOCK” position.
(b) Press the ”AM, FM” buttons on the radio receiver, and simultaneously
turn the ignition switch to ”ACC” position.
HINT:
�� The rod will extend fully and be released form the motor
antenna.
�� After removing the antenna rod, leave the ignition switch
on ”ACC” position.
NOTICE:
To prevent body damage when the antenna rod is released,
hold the rod while it comes out.
2. Auto Antenna Models:
INSTALL ANTENNA ROD
(a) Insert the cable of the rod until it reaches the bottom.
HINT:
�� When inserting the cable, the teeth on the cable must face
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�� Insert the antenna approx. 300 mm (11.8 in.).
(b) Wind the cable to retract the rod by turning the ignition
switch to ”LOCK” position.
HINT:
�� If the ignition switch is already in ”LOCK” position, do step
1 (c) first, then turn the ignition switch to ”ACC” position.
�� In case the cable is not wound, twist it, as shown in the
illustration.
�� Even if the rod has not retracted fully, install the antenna
nut and inspect the antenna rod operation. It will finally retract
fully.
(c) Inspect the antenna rod operation by pressing the radio
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You can buy a new power mast online (ex. Discount Toyota Parts) for about $30.

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