Looking for a replacement mast for my wilson 301102 glass mount antenna. Wilson says they won't sell the mast separately. Know where I might get one or another brand that will fit and work with Wilson mount? Thanks in advance. -Winston
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If you don't see one, there is a mount on the passenger side front fender for an external antenna. These can be replaced or repaired by unscrewing the old/broken antenna at the base and attaching a new one. If the antenna is still in the mount and you are not receiving any stations the wire connecting the antenna to your radio could be broken or disconnected. GM uses what is commonly known as a "Motorola" plug for the antenna so if you need to replace the cable be sure to specify that type of plug/wire design.
Have you been able to check your connections from the unit to the antenna? If it was working before and then just quit I would start there first, a loose connection or frayed coaxial cable could be your problem, also if the antenna has moved it could be improperly grounded now and unable to receive also, you'll need to check the mounting of the antenna to make sure that it has come lose or built up corrsion. Roughly 80-90% of all radio problems/solutions are antenna/cable/connections based and rarely the radio itself.
If the mast is broken then you can unscrew the top part of the aerial, turn on the radio and pull till the whole mast and perlon come out, then get your new mast and feed it into the aerial and turn the radio off, this should pull the mast and perlon in. other wise buy a new arial, you will need to get under the wheel arch and remove the plastic cover, the aerial will be held up with a screw.
The " Blue & red spotted " wire that is spare from the rear of the radio transpires to come from the " cold " side of the radio's on / off switch , and serves to be only energized when the radio is switched-on and slowly shuts down on supply voltage when the radio is switched off , thus giveing a supply voltage for the relay & switch over reed switches in the aerial / antenna motor unit for a short run-down-time , to change over and allow the aerial mast to retract , in readyness for when the radio is switched on again and the aerial/antenna mast will power up .
This trigger / sender wire is connected via a 2 amp. fuse through to the aerial / antenna power relay.
The main aerial power motor unit is fed via a 6 amp. fuse.
Your antenna is probably still to long. You need to do a few things to see if your antenna is too long or too short. Here is a link to something I found that is very informative, and a post on how to do what you need to do. there is also a thread on the site that has common problems for high swr.
here is common problems for SWR http://cbmx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46
the cause of this is the mast nylon drive spool gear breaks, (i am assuming the motor runs) u can replace just the mast, remove the rear wheel well liner and remove the antenna from the car, take the two halves apart and remove the old broden mast parts, reassemble the two halves and then put the mast into the hole for the mast in the motor while someone turns the ignition off this will pull the antenna into the motor and u have finished the repair, about 2 hour job.
Pull the dash bezel off, lower the sterring wheel, apply parking brake, lower gear shift to 1st - apply gentle pressure and MAKE SURE there are no screws by cup holder. You will see the stereo and how it is mounted. That either has small bolts 5/16 or 2 snap clips that you depress and pull forward. Just be gentle but firm and you will be fine. You will also need 2 antenna adaptors, just call any stereo shop and they can help you with that.