REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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
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.
Working under the instrument panel, disengage the cable from its
On some models, it may be necessary to remove the instrument panel
pad to get at the cable.
Outside, unsnap the cap from the antenna base.
Remove the screw(s) and lift off the antenna, pulling the cable
with it, carefully.
Power Antenna Mast
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.
Install the screws and route the cable into the cab. Make certain
the cable is retained in the clips, etc.
Connect the cable to the radio; reinstall the radio if it was
The power antenna system contains a relay. If the power antenna is
inoperative, the relay is the first place to look. The actual motor
The power antenna mast is replaceable on the Pick-Up and
4Runners. If the mast is damaged or broken, proceed as follows:
Perform this repair with the battery cables connected.
Turn the ignition switch to the
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
For non-CD player units, press the AM button and
simultaneously turn the ignition switch to
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
. 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
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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