1997 toyota 4-runner. the antenna broke...the motor is fine and the teeth are probably ok. the top portion snapped and now gets stuck when it retracts. i have a new toyota antenna that will replace the broken piece. how to i remove the old broken antenna and put on the new antenna without ruining anything. is it a difficult job???
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Remove the liner to access the antenna and disconnect ANY of the two ... If notlocked the motor receives continuously power and will drain ... Broken nylon wire lifting/lowering the antenna mast 4. ... The motor shaft comes out from the plastic casing after you take out ... Do not lubricate the cable or the mast.
If the cable broke in the antenna, you need to remove the antenna to remove the ... take a 17 mm wrench and remove the nut over the antenna where the mast comes out of the body. ... Hopefully the chrome sleeve will come with the old mast. ... Be careful not to drop them down too far. get the motor assembly on a bench ...Missing: tacoma 1997
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What kind of car is it? If it is a fixed antenna you just unscrew the old one and screw on the new one. If it is an automatic antenna, you can buy either the motor or the mast. Assuming you just need to replace the mast, it comes with the plastic piece with the teeth on it. You need to remove the old broken plastic piece from the antenna motor. You might need to disassemble the antenna motor from the car to get enough of the plastic to grab onto with pliers. While you are pulling on it have someone turn on the radio to activate the antenna up motion and pull the old plastic piece completely out. With the old plastic runner out, the motor installed on the car, and the radio on, run the new plastic runner first through the doughnut screw that holds the mast to the car. Then cram the new plastic runner as far as you can into the hole that leads to the antenna motor. Then hold the very end of the mast (the tip), align the base to the opening as best you can and have someone turn off the radio to activate the down antenna motion. It goes quick so don't have your fingers where they can get pinched as the motor sucks in the plastic and the mast down into the hole. With the mast retracted, tighten the doughnut screw to that the mast won't flop out when you turn the radio back on.
Where did you get new antenna? If no instructions talk to the Autoparts store where you bought it. There should be instructions with the antenna. What happened to old antenna? A motorized antenna? If motorized, antenna has a white nylon gear tooth at back end. If it's not motorized it may not match. The bezel usually screws into the motorized device underneath the body work. Should be way to use small wrench to turn just like a nut to remove. Hope this helps. I've changed mine several times, by going throug the carwash without turning off the radio, but
the one in the rear that is up could just be stuck since we tend to only use the front.....i have seen the ones in the rear to get stuck in the rubber window runs all of the time on cars and trucks.....try and take a plastic trim tool and run it around the window and see if it is stuck and you can also get someone to slam the door a couple of times while you are holding the switch down on the drivers door and see if it will start working and also make sure the window lock is not on......if this doesnt work the best thing to do is to take the door panel off to make sure it is getting power to it and if so it will need new motors......i hope that this will help.......
You may want to check and see if there is a single fuse for the antenna alone. If so then just remove the fuse, How ever, Once you remove that fuse check all your switches, radio wipers, lights, tail lights, blinkers and so on to make sure you didnot take out a fuse that operates more then one feature. If the fuse does work more then one item then you will need to locate the antenna motor and there should be only one wire going to it. Un-plug that wire. It will be a hot wire sobe sure to tape the end up to make sure it doesnot bump metal some place. Just a trick I learned was to take some gasket sealer and dip the end of the wire into the sealant. This will dry and become a rubbery protection cover. But black electrical tape works too for the quick fix. Then tie the wire back away from any possible metal it could flop against or get kicked against and short out your system. Hope this helps, Raz
you have to remove the inside door pannel first remove the arm rest two screws then remove the door latch assembly then remove the crank handle by removing c clip around the wndow knob unless electric, next pop the lower and side screws out of the corners then pop the snaps up from the door remove the lock tab at top pull pannel next gently remove the plastic that covers the door and straighten the rod out on the inside that goes to the outter door handle, if it's not hooked up then you will have to buy a plastic clip from toyota to replace it with.
If the A/C is on, it is supposed to run all the time. If the A/C is off and it is still running all the time, then check the thermal relay. It is probably stuck in the closed position. The fix is to replace it.
Remove rear retaining screws of RH front wheel splash shield for access to antenna lower retaining bolt.
Remove lower retaining bolt.
Remove radio antenna nut (18865) from top of motor tube and remove electric antenna through fender/splash shield access.
Disconnect signal cable and motor wire connector(s).
To install, reverse Removal procedure.
Tighten top radio antenna nut to 6-8 Nm (54-70 lb-in).
Tighten lower electric antenna retaining bolt to 5.8-7.8 Nm (51-69 lb-in).
Check operation of electric antenna and radio chassis .
Automatic Electric Antenna
NOTE: A power antenna mast which is bent or broken can be replaced without replacing the motor and tube assembly. Removal
Remove radio antenna nut (18865) and radio antenna stanchion (18919) .
Loosen retaining nut inside tube using 14 mm (9/16 inch) socket, and slide nut part-way up mast.
Raise antenna to run plastic drive wire at bottom of mast out of motor. Note direction of teeth on plastic drive wire.
Saw off damaged portion of antenna mast. Remove burrs from mast and slide nut and contact tube off stationary tube.
With the teeth on the plastic drive wire facing toward motor on antenna, push end of plastic drive wire of replacement mast assembly down into tube. Push it around curve at bottom of tube until end enters drive mechanism.
Run motor down while pushing on plastic drive wire until about 305 mm (12 inch) of wire has been drawn into the tube. Stop motor and insert bottom of antenna mast into tube. Lower mast.
Slide contact tube and radio antenna nut down antenna mast. Tighten nut to 0.45 Nm (4 lb-in).
Raise and lower antenna several times to ensure proper operation.