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94 power antenna?

newvette

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Joined
Feb 6, 2002
Messages
25
Location
Houston, TX USA
Corvette
2001 C-5 White Convertable Z-51 6SP
Just a quick question on a power antenna that goes up fine, but goes down not quite all the way. I've cleaned the antenna a few times as stated in the owner's manual, but it still won't go down all the way (without forcing it down manually) Has anybody had any luck with repeated cleaning(everytime I do it, I still get dirt on the rag) to get it to go all the way down automatically? Or do I need to break down and buy a rebuild kit?

Thanks,
Mike
 

vms4evr

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Joined
Jul 18, 2001
Messages
466
Location
Durham, NC
Corvette
2002 Flat Black Z06
Mike,
I'm not sure that cleaning it will fix it. Mine stays up all the way. Every so often it catches and works fine for a while. The motor is good. The ribbon inside the antenna probably has one of the teeth sheared down and doesn't catch. You may have one sheared in a different place.
There is an antenna replacement kit. Comes with the mast and a new ribbon. You can order one from MAD, Eklers, Zip etc...
Don't buy the whole unit if you can hear your motor running fine.
Graham
 

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