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Power antenna will not go all the way down. Is

Power antenna will not go all the way down. Is there some type of lubricant or cleaner that should be used?

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Check it for little bends first...they can usually be straightend by hand carefully...I use a silicone lube spray on my antenna and it works great

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Power antennas require two people to replace. watch old mast as radio is turned on and off, then remove retainer nut and parts turn on and assist old mast out watching the teeth on plastic cable. fully extend new mast and lubricate with machine oil 3 and 1 works great feed new mask trying start teeth then turn radio off feeding into motor assembly install retainer parts and work antenna several time the overrun clutch will make final setting.

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Security light is on and truck wont start. It does this once in a while. How do I fix this?

First, clean off the contacts in the black security resistor spot on your key (one metal strip on each side of the key). If you use soap and water, rinse and dry thoroughly; otherwise use rubbing alcohol. Avoid touching these contacts with bare fingers; skin oil buildup can cause this problem.

Second, spray a lubricating-type electrical contact cleaner into the lock, but try to keep it in the area where the resistor spot goes (a non-lubricating type could cause problems with the mechanical part of the lock). Run the key in and out of the lock several times, wipe it clean, and spray the lock again. Never squirt a graphite-type lock lubricant into ignition locks with this type of security system - the graphite could create a current leakage path around the key and cause a false security alert just as poor connections would (if this is the problem, the surest fix is to disassemble the lock and clean the graphite out of the contact area, although contact cleaner may rinse the offending material into the mechanism where it was intended to go).

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05 jetta gls- battery keeps going dead- had alternator and battery tested-fine. with car out of ignition and radio turned off, when you open the door you can hear a pop from the speaker- like the amp...

I think you answered your own question; I highly suspect the amp.

I am an experienced audio repair tech. Your description infers you have a separate amp; it should have a heavy power, a heavy ground, and a light remote (to the amp on and off). If the power and remote are tied to battery+, then the amp will run all the time. The proper way to install and amp is with the wire to a switched source; key ignition run or assy position; or to the power antenna wire (usually blue, maybe orange or yellow?*) of the radio (best solution, runs only when the radio runs).

*I did repairs, not installs, and did not pay much attention to wire colors.

Usually red, black and yellow are power and memory power into the radio. the other color (blue?) is probably the power antenna (or 'antenna relay' lead) lead that raises a power antenna when the radio is running if connected to a motorized antenna. Other wires are in pairs by matching color and color strips schemes are the speaker leads. Often there is a wiring diagram sticker somewhere on the radio chassis. Sometimes they are embossed on the back or top as recessed characters.

I also suspect your amp has a blown channel and is drawing idle current through the speakers (bad for speakers) or the amp chassis. I don't think an amp running would drain a battery unless left sitting without driving for several days. On the other hand, a damaged amp could draw excessive current though the damaged channel(s) and drawn down the battery in short order (and possibly be cooking your speaker coil wires).

IIR amps draw about 1/2 amp or less at idle (unless VERY big) and say a battery is 66AH. A half amp would take 122hrs (more than 4 days) to fully drain the battery. I think batteries are typically ~60-100 AmpHour capacity.

I can't comment on the car alarm, don't know what their power consumption conditions are.
Start with the amp, disconnect it's power and remote wire and see if your drain problem goes away.
The 'thump' is suspicious (is it equal?, or just in certain channels [speakers])?. If it's just thumping in one channel or side, and not present approximately the same in all channels; that channel is probably bad.
You can post back for voltage test procedure to check amp if you need it.

I think you hood switch is not activating when the hood is down, check your hood height adjusters (rubber bumper knobs) on each fender or each side of radiator (ie, is your hood straight?). These screw up and down to adjust hood closure after releasing (turning) the locking springy plate thingy at the bottom, hood alarm switch also likely has a threaded height adjustment, and the hood and switch has to be right, if the switch is not bad internally (or corrode/road salt). If heights are ok, try cleaning the switch with spray switch cleaner (Menards?) (or WD-40 as last resort). If you use WD-40, you must use a spray lube or oil afterward or it will corrode again (I use silicone oil spray for lube). WD-40 is a solvent, NOT a lubricant (google it) and will wash away any oils lubricating and protecting it now.

Post back what you find.

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My antenna does not go down anymore. Is it

Do you still hear the antenna motor, as if it is trying to goo up & down as usual?
If so, then its likely your antenna is just sticking and needs some graphite lubricant. Ask for it at your local autoparts store..pretty simple to use.
If you don't hear the motor I'd suggest you check the fuses etc. If all is okay there it likely needs replaced.
Good luck!

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1999 Mazda 626 antenna won't go down, hums.

Spray the antenna with a spray lubricant (WD40) or similar. and let it sit for an hour.

Then start the car and see what happens.

The antenna is probably full of filth or corrosion..

If that doesn't work take the side cover off the trunk on the side where the antenna is and you will find a plug in electrical connector near the motor that winds the antenna up and down, pull that plug out and the antenna will stop trying to wind itself down..

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The antenna goes up/ dowm really slow and then continues to click when it is all the way down

when the antenna winds all the way up grab it and try and pull it up as far as you can get a bit of oil/grease or lubricant and run it along the antenna to help it run smoothly, this wont fix your problem but it will reduce the amount of clicks it does and may help realign the antenna as the clicks are the motor still trying to pull it down because it thinks its still up. the antennas do this because they may have a kink or bend in it, most cases you need to replace the antenna, can get one for under $50 get a generic one as its cheaper and does the same thing.

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Power antenna

Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Note the way the motor is oriented as installation is the exact order of removal. The motor is held in place on its mounting bracket by two screws. Use either a socket wrench with an extension or a screwdriver with a ratchet to remove the bolts. Note that one of the bolts has a ground/power wire for the antenna.

2. With these two bolts loosened, you will be able to pull the antenna down toward you enough to loosen the antenna gain and positive power wires located at the top of the unit. With all these wires removed, the entire assembly can be pulled down for access while leaving the wire that lead inside the motor housing intact.
3. With the unit now in your hand, roll up the black rubber sleeve that protects the unit from moisture, dirt, etc. There are approximately four Phillips head screws that hold the cover on the motor housing. Remove these screws. Also, remove the center nut that holds the antenna flywheel in place. With the cover off, you will see the flywheel and the main gear that raises and lowers the nylon antenna ribbon. You will also more than likely find bits or long sections of your OLD ribbon. Remove them.
4. Now is the time to lubricate the main gear and flywheel with either Vaseline or white lithium grease to ensure years of trouble-free operation with your new ribbon.
5. Replace the flywheel (noting its direction) and screw the cover back into place. Re-install the antenna, connect all the wiring and hook your battery back up. Turn on the ignition and radio and listen to see if the motor runs. If it does, you are ready to install your new mast.
Just follow the directions that came with it and you should be in great shape.

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Power antenna does not go all the way up, does not power retract

Does the motor continue to run even though the mast doesn't retract? Is there a loud 'click - click - click" as it tries to retract and extend or more of a chattering noise? Did you clean and lubricate the spool into which the toothed belt goes when the antenna retracts? Use an all weather grease (white lithium). Did you clean the teeth on the gear that drives the belt? There is a small metal guide where the belt meets the drive gear, sometime this wears and allows the belt to slip on the gear. Pull the giude straight out, then rotate it 180 degress and reinstall.

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