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Zora1

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The other day my attenna didn't want to go down all the way, so I push on the top while the antenna motor was still running. It did go down, but now it dosen't go up all the way. I lubricated it with some WD-40, but it still doesn't go up correctly! Any ideas??:confused
 
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Not sure what the problem could be, maybe by forcing it a bit it got out of whack? (i know, I am extra technical today!) WD-40 is not the best to use on antenna's... after awhile WD-40 gums up, and actually makes things worse in the long run.... I have used slick 50's 1 lube with pretty good success, I think GM says to just clean the mast with mineral spirits... I am not sure what is best, but hope this helps
 

Barrier

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1993 Convertible 1999 FRC Pewter sold
I had the same problem. I think the cable is shot. Bad news if thats the original "84 the whole unit must come out to replace cable. The '88 and up uses different type.
I just ordered parts, I will be doing it soon.
Barrrier :)
 
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tmiller24

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The mineral spirits deal really works well. The antenna likes to be as clean as it can be. I wouldn't give up on your's until I clean it spotless and you still have trouble. Had to use pliers to get my antenna to be all it could be, then shine 'er up.
 

CorvetteArchives

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If U get it working OK...try adding a switch (under $5) so if u use the cassette or cd the mast doesnt constantly go up and down needlessly.

Schematics 4 ALL C4's are at our site under "Customised" then "Radio"
:w
 

CorvetteArchives

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1984 Z51 Silver/Gray & as Much SS & CFibre we find
If U get it working OK...try adding a switch so if u use the cassette or cd if you've upgraded the mast doesnt constantly go up and down.

Schematics 4 ALL C4's are at our site under "Customised" then "Radio"
:w
 

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