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Replacing radio power mast on 2002 toyota 4runner

Removed the nut and antenna but found that over half of the notched cable remained inside the power unit. How do I get to it and remove the remainder of the cable. Turning on the radio did not assist in raising what was left of the cable.

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  • snewkey Jan 24, 2009

    Does anyone know the answer to this -- how do i get access to the 2002 power antenna motor and mast to replace the antenna? The line is stuck inside and turning the radio on doesnt bring it up enough to help.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    Yes my 2002 4runner has a bad antenna...motor runes (hear it) but does not go down....heard it just might be the white plastic chain---not motor--- is that true??? hard to replace??

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Sometimes you can put the new antenna cord in the motor, even with the old piece in there, and not have a problem. But, if it makes noise, the fender well needs to be pulled back, and the antenna motor removed enough to pull the back plate off,and remove the rest of the plastic cord. I have done MANY MANY of these. Its easy, some plastic clips, 1 10mm bolt, and some phillips screws.

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