Antenna on 2005 sonata does not raise up when turning radio on
As stated above....the antenna does not raise up when i punch up the radio. I tried to physically pull up on it thinking it was just stuck but it wouldn't move. I didn't hear the sound of a motor that may have been trying to engage the antenna. do you think this should be taken back to the dealership for service or is it something simple i could look for and correct. keep in mind i am not mechanically savvy. first time i've had any problem like this.
Re: antenna on 2005 sonata does not raise up when turning...
Its probably just the antenna motor. You should check to see if it has power at the motor. If it does then it is the motor. if it doesnt have power then it might be a fuse or relay. The motor is pretty easy to replace you just need a special tool for the outside chrome finishing nut. Im sure you can get that at autozone. Then it should have a couple 10mm bolts or nuts holding it to a bracket. If i remember right the antenna is in the back by the truck. wheich means you just need to take the panel off inside the truck to get to the motor but that is easy. Then you just put it back together the way you took it off.
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Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove cup holder.
Remove trim panel above cupholder by pulling straight out.
Remove center instrument panel trim panel.
Remove screws holding radio to instrument panel.
Pull radio rearward to gain access to the back of radio (RADIO).
CAUTION:Pulling the antenna cable straight out of the radio without pulling on the locking antenna connector could damage the cable or radio.
Disconnect the antenna cable by pulling the locking antenna connector away from the radio (ANTENNA TO RADIO).
Disconnect bolt holding ground strap to the radio (if equipped).
Disconnect the wire connectors from the back of the radio.
The only reason to have an electrical wire going to the antenna is for a motor that raises and lowers the antenna. The antenna cable to the radio is the only wire on the antenna. To replace the antenna, you have to remove it from where it connects onto the car, then lift it out from there. The antenna and the cable cannot be separated, it's all one piece. You pull the cable off of the back of radio, and tie a strong string onto it, because when you lift out the antenna, the cable will be pulled out from under the dash and to wherever the antenna is situated and out that hole. Now tie the string onto (hope you had a long string, lol) the end of the cable on your new antenna and cable, and stick the end of the cable into the antenna mounting hole. Pull the string from under the dash by the radio and you will bring the cable back into the dash and where you can plug it into the old radio and listen to good old music again !
always check your fuses first , there are multiple power wires for the radio one for the radio, possible one for the clock, possible there may be one for the power on the motor used to raise the antenna take the radio out and test the power to the motor that raises the antenna up and down.
if you are getting static, you need to replace the antenna. you can also add an antenna booster.... but chech the connection of the antenna inside the radio to make sure it is still connected.... if you have the origional radio for the car connect that back up and plug the antenna in on it and see if you get the tunes, if you do then it is a wire problem in the new radio with the antenna wire itself....hope this helps you out
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.
Does your car have an automatic raising and lowering antenna? If it does check your fuses for it. If not pull your radio out of the dash, and check to make sure that the antenna wire has not become lose or unplugged from the back.
mate this problem is easier to solve than you think but it depend s if you are near a place that sells car parts if so just ask them for a new mast and take it home there will be a little crome nut around the arial base undo this and yank the old one out while putting the radio on ,the isides should come out to ,now feed the new one in while turning the radio off the will start to reel the new tail in ,best to have a little helper, the arial will go down and put the crome nut back on problem solved
i think at the back of the radio is a blue with white stripe wire that could be labeled power antenna. test it if it has a 12 v positive as you turn the radio on. if there is, then the problem is in the antenna. if there is none then the problem is in the radio. there could be a fuse at the wire as it comes out of the radio to the antenna.
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