Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 23:11:44 GMT
From: "Ask The MasterTech" <>
Subject: Re: Automatic Antenna Problem '92 900

The Problem with your power antenna is a piece of the antenna is probably broken off in the bottom of the antenna housing. It is really quite simple to remove the antenna and disassemble it to remove the broken antenna mast. Hopefully this will help! TW <> wrote in message > In article <28885.4824$>, > says... > > Does the motor sound like it turns at all when you turn the radio on or off? > > If so, the motor's probably okay. It's just a matter of trying to get the > > teeth fed the right way while the antenna would be retracting (when the > > radio is turned off). On my car, the teeth had to be facing towards the > > front of the car. Once it gets started, then you just turn the radio on and > > off a couple of times and let the motor run until it stops in each > > direction. The mechanism will automatically adjust itself. Good luck. > > > > > > "Rebecca" <> wrote in message > > > > I have a 92 Saab 900 with a motorized antenna. It stopped working some > > time ago and I thought that the antenna was broken. So I bought a > > replacement antenna, and disassembled the motor, found that the old one > > was broken but when I went to feed the new one into the motor, it > > wouldn't feed. Could the motor have burned out trying to feed the broken > > one? Or is there a fuse that controls it that might be blown or removed > > to keep it from trying? I bought the car used, and I don't think it > > worked when I got it. > > > > Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer! Reply here or to > > > > > > Thanks, Rebecca > > > > > > > Hey, thanks for the input. The motor doesn't seem to be turning at all. I > think that when it was in the body shop for repair, they jammed the stuck > half up antenna down to fully closed. I don't really know if that killed > the motor or if it was already dead, but it seems to be dead now. I think > I need to replace the motor and then try again....but now I have bigger > fish to fry - I was in a big accident and the whole left front end is > pretty bunged up. No insurance to cover it, so I am basically trying to > decide if I can afford the $2-3K estimate to fix it.... So the radio > antenna just became very low priority! > > Thanks for all your help though, Rebecca

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