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

The antenna suddenly stopped going down when the car is shut off. Now it hums for 30 seconds and stops. Is there a way to disconnect the power until we decide to replace or repair the antenna?

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    Antenna makes loud noise until in up and make loud noise when shutting down? What can I do?

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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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