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Old 09-13-2018, 05:50 AM
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Question Help with antennae

O.k., I broke down and bought aftermarket Kenwood system, still trying to get the original radio repaired. Install went great, was able to attach antennae switch to face plate. Used original harness back to car, now antennae won't go up or down, it clicks when you press the switch up or down but that is all.

Any suggestions. Would really love to keep the antennae, but looks like an aftermarket if I am to listen to radio.

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Old 09-13-2018, 07:35 AM
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If it clicks over and over thats the clutch youll have to remove it ,try to free up and if the mast is tweaked , aftermarket is the way to go...now.
unless you want to pull t up manually (cut the cable)

.I have the small bendable aftermarket style

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Old 09-14-2018, 04:12 PM
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Did you ever see the antenna work? In other words, did you know it went up before or not?

I replaced my mast took 15 minutes ..SOunds like the cable broke off inside the motor. You take it out and open the box.
Take the broken part out. Put it back together, back in the car..then you feed the cable down the hole. A few tries will get it done.
Watch videos on YouTube about replacing masts..it is the same.

Keep the original antenna! Mast should be about 15-20 dollars.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:29 PM
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Cool Antennae

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Did you ever see the antenna work? In other words, did you know it went up before or not?

I replaced my mast took 15 minutes ..SOunds like the cable broke off inside the motor. You take it out and open the box.
Take the broken part out. Put it back together, back in the car..then you feed the cable down the hole. A few tries will get it done.
Watch videos on YouTube about replacing masts..it is the same.

Keep the original antenna! Mast should be about 15-20 dollars.
Was working perfectly with the original radio. Smooth up and down. There was a second antennae like cable that plugged up to the original radio and I wonder if it had something to do with it. Put in a 31 inch black wrapped antennae and the Kenwood came to life. The black aftermarket antennae looks really sharp, probably will just leave it be for now. But still a puzzle.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:48 PM
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OK ..Back on my 88 years ago, I replaced the radio and was able to get it to work with the antenna.
Whatever works! That;s the mantra!
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