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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.

thanks for any information i can get.

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  • nit2muzk Oct 06, 2009

    I certainly apreciatem your insight to my antenna problem however, I am so stupid I can't find any fuse either under the hood or dashboard which indicates that fuse controls the antenna. I found such things as head lamps, ignition switch etc..etc..these are plainly marked in the owners manual but there is NO mention of anything to do with the antenna in the manual. The only thing close was one labelled "audio" and I pulled that fuse and it checked out OK. I'm lost! Hate to think of taking it to the dealership for something which could be as simple as replacing a damn fuse.

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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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    If you check the wires at the motor this will tell you if it is a fuse, relay or the motor. You need something like a test light to check for power. They are cheap at autozone and orielys. ohm meter is better if you have one of those. That why you can check what voltage it has if it has power.

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2009

    Also look at fuse's 28 29 and 25. They have been linked to the antenna. I think it is 28 that is part of the antenna. This fuse box is on the passenger side of the car.

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    You can also try hyundai-forums.com

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Keep it simple first, check the fuses. If they are good check to see if motor is getting power. May have a bad relay.

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