If the antenna motor works, and you don't have an overwhelming compulsion to go to a 'Shark', etc. No part, section, image, photo, article, or whole of this site may be reposted or redisplayed without permission of the author. Hmm, may have to double check but pretty sure I wired the blue wire from the Kenwood to the blue wire on the Metra harness. Put the other stuff back into the luggage compartment. Remove the rear and left trims 1.
Then have someone turn off the radio. I can still hear the motor running, but the antenna goes no where. You have to disconnect the antenna relay if you want to get it out. You could use something else, but be careful not to scratch your paint. These sites fail because they are not focused on serving the community they are focused on making money for their owners. The Shark could be a good choice if sensitivity is better than the retractable.
If it pulls out, then re-insert and try again. You can hook up an inline toggle switch for the wire to the antenna. I have a Kenwood head unit and the antenna only rises when I select radio. Forget it I'll just consider it a loss and go pick up a regular antenna. You may have to rotate the cable a little to free it from the motor. Reinstallation is the reverse of removal. Very gently tug on the cable to be sure it has meshed with the gear.
I just completed this task on my 2004 vibe. If you have an antenna you should only have to unscrew it and reattach a universal. If not, extend the antenna, remove it, and re-insert. If it's not motorized it may not match. Install the antenna pole 1. Never a problem since, even had good radio reception! And with my Kenwood deck I wouldn't have to worry about which mode I'm in.
Otherwise the non-turbo cars looked cosmetically like the turbo cars. Once you get it all out and have the motor reassembled turn on the radio. Some people lubricate the pole and cable; I just left the pole and cable as they came packaged dry. I would think having those separate would keep it down when on iPod or whatever. You must also remove the rear and left-side driver-side trims.
We would be staying at my moms friends house. The Shark could be a good choice if sensitivity is better than the retractable. My motor broke on my antenna so it would probably be cheaper to buy that one than the same thing from a dealer. This Power Unit takes a Little adapting work, Like C onnecting the loose power unit wires to your existing wire harness plug, and then Connecting the lower mount bracket to your car. You do not need to disconnect the battery, but you will have to remove plastic trim pieces in the rear storage compartment. You may have to rotate the cable a little to free it from the motor. One more thought on converting to the Shark antenna is whether you have to remove the mast when using a car cover.
I'm planning to replace the antenna this Friday March 15th Thank you. It is probably a broken or worn out or badly installed antenna cable. Apply upward pressure as you tighten the mounting bolts. Remove and replace the antenna motor 1. So I turn on the iPod and up comes the antenna.
Remove the 4 bolts at each corner. The antenna mast has a nylon sprocket cable that winds in the motor assembly and that sometimes break or wears out so you need to replace the integrated antenna… Wrong Answer: i have nover heard of being able to replace the mast, most the ones that i have worked on you will have to replace the comlete motor and assembly with mast. The other one is powers the antenna for when you turn the radio on and off. Remove the 8-mm nut near the middle of the cover. I've changed mine several times, by going throug the carwash without turning off the radio, but different car.
Mitsubishi Power Antenna Motor Assembly The radio antenna not operating properly is sometimes more than just a broken shaft. Remove the black screw at the base of the trim into the raised-up cross member. This time I actually got the antenna out of the car, so I'm already doing better than last time. Remove the left inside trim. The other one is powers the antenna for when you turn the radio on and off. I like the idea of full retractability, especially considering the odd penchant some people have for fucking with other people's cars. The Dodges had different bumpers than the turbo cars.
My mast broke and I installed a replacement. Posted on May 01, 2009 Where did you get new antenna? It will feel kind of spongy. Unplug the antenna cable it just pulls apart. Remove the left inside trim. Mar 04, 2009 Most power antennas have a plastic cable with teeth that feed into the power antenna motor. Wind the cable into the motor. Here is your opportunity to own tomorrow's collectible today.