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Re: power antenna motor on my 3000gt is out and i need...
Access is behind the left hand panel in the hatch/trunk area. (Your car is left hand drive, correct? Not a GTO?) Only have to remove a few screws to get to it. Then a couple more bolts to remove the antenna motor. No, they cannot be rebuilt, and new ones from Mitsu are VERY expensive. You might want to buy a generic model from Advance, Auto Zone or NAPA.
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Where did you get new antenna? If no instructions talk to the Autoparts store where you bought it. There should be instructions with the antenna. What happened to old antenna? A motorized antenna? If motorized, antenna has a white nylon gear tooth at back end. If it's not motorized it may not match. The bezel usually screws into the motorized device underneath the body work. Should be way to use small wrench to turn just like a nut to remove. Hope this helps. I've changed mine several times, by going throug the carwash without turning off the radio, but
Give these instructions a shot. Might be too generic but might be enough to get you going.
Removing Original Antenna
Activate the antenna switch to the up position.
Using the wrench or needle-nose pliers, loosen and remove the original retaining nut on the base of the antenna mast.
Gain access to the underside of the area where the antenna is located.
Remove the bracket or brace that is below the hole and holding the antenna in place.
Remove the mast.
Find the motor that controls the antenna mast. Generally, power antennas will have a constant 12-volt lead and a ground lead. The ground lead will be grounded to the panel next to the motor.
Remove the ground lead from the panel.
Pull out the antenna coaxial cable.
Unplug the coaxial from the extension coaxial cable.
Remove the original antenna coaxial cable. Note the route the cable follows.
Installing the New Power Antenna
Inspect the fender area where the antenna mast will be mounted for rust.
Clean the area before installing the new antenna.
Plug the new antenna coaxial cable to the extension coaxial cable. (On some General Motors and Ford cars you may need an adapter to mate the 2 cables together. Car audio retail stores sell such an adapter.)
Plug the new antenna's coaxial cable into the radio's chassis antenna jack if there is no extension coaxial cable. Tie or tape the string you put on the extension cable to the new antenna coaxial cable. This assures that the 2 cables stay together as you route them to the antenna mount in the fender.
Connect the power lead of the antenna to the power antenna lead on the radio.
Connect the 12-volt constant lead to the antenna to a 12-volt source or to the ignition switch.
Direct the new antenna cable via the same route followed by the original antenna cable on up to the hole in the fender in which the mast will be mounted.
Ground the ground lead from the motor to a clean metal surface on the metal panel near the mount.
Insert the mast into the hole. Face the serrated side of the plastic cable on the bottom of the mast toward the motor side. The plastic cable can be inserted freely to about 12 inches and will stop.
Turn on antenna switch to down position until the plastic cable goes down and catches into the gear mechanism of the drum housing. If the plastic cable does not gear into the mechanism, twist the cable slightly until the cable contacts into the gear mechanism while the motor is in operation.
Stop the motor after the cable goes into the housing 12 to 25 inches.
Secure the bracket or strap to the bottom of the antenna mast and to the metal fender.
Replace the retainer nut to the base of the antenna mast and secure tightly.
Replace the panel that covers the antenna mount area.
Buy a seal kit from autozoe, wil cost you around 17 dollars. Remove clutch aster cylinder by firstly undoing the resevoir clamp and remove the reservoir to give you access to the hard hydraulic line and detach the line. Undo the two bolts holding the master cylinder to the firewall and then go inside the car and pull the cotter pin holding the end of the mastrecylinder plunger to the pedal (watch the washers and remember how they go back on). Remove the unit, and strip it down to replace the plunger and releif valve you get from the kit. Good Luck.
Most power antennas have a plastic cable with teeth that feed into the power antenna motor. I recommend replacing the antenna. A special tool is required to remove the slotted nut where the antenna comes out of the car. You could use something else, but be careful not to scratch your paint. I also recommend taking apart the motor to remove any remaining broken pieces of cable. Usually only one nut holds the cover of the antenna motor in the center. After removal of the old antenna follow these instructions:
1. Feed the new antenna cable down into the antenna motor; teeth facing the front of the car.
2. Have someone turn key enough to operate the radio. You should feel the teeth raking against the teeth in the motor. If you do not, face the teeth toward the back of the car.
3. Have your assistant turn the radio off, and allow the antenna motor to pull in the cable. The motor will automatically stop when it feels resistance.
4. Return the slotted nut, so you do not have to repeat steps 2 and 3.
you basically have to take out the entire left hand side of the interior of the trunk. make sure you label screws from which you took them. very easy to do! if you need more detailed info, you can e-mail me @ email@example.com. I have a 95 also!