Electric antenna does not go down

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Richard Johnson, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Anyone else run into this problem. About 40 - 50% of the time, my antenna
    does not go down or it takes a while for it go down after turning the car or
    radio off.

    I'm in Phoenix and it's be really hot the last few weeks so I'm wondering if
    the excessive heat has anything to do with it.

    Richard Johnson, Jul 14, 2005
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  2. Richard Johnson

    hyundaitech Guest

    After turning the radio on and pulling the mast all the way extended, apply
    some silicon-based grease. That usually does the trick.
    hyundaitech, Jul 14, 2005
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  3. Let me add this:
    If there's any chance that someone's lubed this with petroleum grease or
    oil, it will tend to attract dirt and stick. I suggest cleaning all the
    old lube off as best you can with either isopropyl or methyl alcohol.
    Don't use ethanol because it can eat some types of rubber that may be
    used as an insulator inside the antenna.

    Silicon lubes are incompatible with petroleum lubricants, so that's
    another reason to clean the stuff off.

    Richard Steinfeld, Jul 16, 2005
  4. Richard Johnson

    Jody Guest

    try using a dry grafite lube
    Jody, Jul 16, 2005
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