2004 Sonata Antenna

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Brian Matthews, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. My 2004 Sonatas'a antenna is acting weird.
    Just wondering if anyone else has had this
    happen so I can figure how long it will take
    for the dealer to fix.

    When I turn on the radio, the antenna lifts up, as it should.
    However, after it lifts, it drops about 2 inches and then lifts
    back up, with a loud clang.

    Same thing when I shut the radio off, it drops all the way
    down, then lifts up a couple of inches before it drops back
    down, again with a loud clang.

    I made sure there were no obstructions in the trunk.
    Thanks for any/all help

    Brian Matthews, Aug 19, 2005
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  2. Brian Matthews

    hyundaitech Guest

    It sounds like it's ratcheting. Try cleaning the antenna and lubing with
    silicon based grease.
    hyundaitech, Aug 19, 2005
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  3. I think you mean "silicone". Silicon is sand. Probably not a good
    antenna lube. ;-)

    Silicone spray and wax-based lubes, such as those made for bicyle
    chains, also work well and they're less likely to pick up dust and dirt
    than grease is. They need to be applied more frequently, however.
    Brian Nystrom, Aug 20, 2005
  4. Brian Matthews

    hyundaitech Guest

    You're correct Brian. But my grease can also be used to manufacture
    computer chips. Bet you can't say that about Silicone. :)
    hyundaitech, Aug 20, 2005
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