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The radio antenna on the Volvo S 40 is fully retractable. It opens up upon swtching on the radio and retracts upon its closing. The radio antenna is now stuck although the motor can be heard.

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I have similar problem. Not sure why it started, but the motor TRIES to move the antenna when turned on or off, but it pushes it maybe an inch or two then stops. If i try and pull it up or push it down it is VERY hard to do, feels like i am forcing it somewhat.
Its almost like the motor has forgotten where the top & bottom is. Any solution would be much much appreciated!

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