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1996 nissan altima antenna motor makes grinding sounds when turning on the radio or starting the car while the radio is turned on. How can i disable the motorized antenna and use it manually.

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SOURCE: 96 Nissan Maxima Radio Antenna

The gears are going out in the motor. If the antenna goes up and down, then the gears have corrosion. If it does not move....then the gears are toasted or the antenna cable inside the housing is broken.

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SOURCE: Antenna motor runs while the radio is on or off. The antenna is stuck in the extended position. When the car is shut off the antenna motor continues to run to retract the antenna, but it doesn't go

You need to pull the fuse for the antenna or just unplug it. It has a fairly ridgid plastic wire that pushes the antenna up and down. Works fine until the wire breaks then it rolls up (antenna down) but it never increases resistance because the antenna never comes down , it's like a fishing reel when the lure breaks off, so the motor thinks that the antenna is still coming down and it will run and run and run trying to do it's job. Your lucky it stuck up and not down. If you want your antenna to go up and down again you'll have to buy and install a new one.

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SOURCE: antenna will not go up and down, making loud noise

Yes the motor can be unplugged, the plastic gears in those motors have a tendency to wear out.

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SOURCE: 92 buick century power antenna motor wont shut off

Well, even if you pull the connector (under carpet) apart with gray white and green wires(ones seen going to motor from door gap when opened) it still doesn't stop. next access point is from behind mud gaurd in wheel well. If I can't disconnect it from there I will just cut the bloody wires.

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SOURCE: what is throttle control motor relay circuit for

This is the electronic control module to keep the idle of the revs correct it also allows the correct amount of fuel to air mixture the car needs to run. some are called EGR some are ICV idle control valve

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