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How do you remove power antenna

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Need to remove power antenna unit in trunk without breaking anything;
previous threads say remove but no detail.
The nylon gear is broken inside the unit but not sure how to take it out to take the cover off and remove the broken piece.
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Remove antenna -outside ring. then turn on ignition / turn on radio. The antenna should raise up...... as it does, carefully "help" the antenna up, and it should raise completely out... plastic teeth band and all.

radio off

NOTE the way the teeth are pointed when it comes out.

New antenna shaft..... feed plastic teeth into tube until it feels like it stops...

With a slight pressure, "help" it down, when you turn radio on, should feed back into the coil gears / housing.

Return exterior ring back onto fender mount.


In short.... remove ring at fender - antenna will come up & out.

Reverse to install new.
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I had the antenna mast running out from the antenna system by accident but couldn't force it back in the way as mountie55 said but his steps are absolutely right and stated in wis too. I had to unscrew the antenna system from the trunk, opened up the housing and fished the mast back in place. It was pretty tricky as I had to keep the antenna motor unplugged, turned on the radio and let the antenna motor run until it stopped by itself, inserted the antenna mast tip into the housing, assembled the housing, turned off the radio and the motor rolled the full antenna back into the housing. Try mountie's steps first...
Yea..... If the quick & "lucky" way doesn't work ( feed it down the tube) Then opening the housing works, and not hard to do... It just takes a bit longer.
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