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My power antenna is stuck in the upright position. It prevents me from going through the car wash and is overall a bad look for the vehicle. I would like to know how to either put it down manually and keep it there, fill the hole with something else, or entirely remove it. 94 e320 4dr

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Can you hear anything (noise) at antenna when you shut car off, as in antenna trying to retract?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    remove it.

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I forgot to mention... no I dont believe i hear anything. the one noise that i hear occasionally is a very short "bshhhh" roughly < or = 1second. I bought the car from someone who took wonderful care of it however i dont believe the antenna was used a lot. It was slightly corroded or whatever which certainly could have caused it to draw too much power to the motor resulting in the motor burning out.

I would almost rather find out how to just take the whole thing out and deal without an antenna unless i find something reasonable on ebay.

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