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Power Antenna does not work

I can hear Power Antenna motor running but it won't go up or down. Anyone who has instruction manual to fix it?


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The antenna is run up and down by a geared nylon cable, your is broken, many times the cable can be replaced, which is much cheaper than the antenna assy. Check with the local dealer for the cable kit, but unless you are really mech. inclined I would either let the dealer do the job, or a good local mechanic you trust.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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    yadayada Jul 17, 2008

    It is about 1 hour labor,( depends on make and model) or in most shops around $100 + parts, do they make a cable/mast kit?

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