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rjstat

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Power Antenna install
« on: June 22, 2007, 12:25:54 PM »
Well I had a bad antenna cable on the standard fixed mast of the Cougar and I was getting pour reception. Tstats went to local pick and pull and found a power antenna from a 97 Tbird he got the antenna and the power antenna module but did not get enough of the wiring harness price was right only $20 for both. I will post some pic and let you know how junior does with the install.   
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Re: Power Antenna install
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 09:01:48 PM »
I was thinking that if he gets in a snag he can buy pig tails from an on-line radio install site or e-bay...  ^-^
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Re: Power Antenna install
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 07:57:44 PM »
Well he wired it with a friend and they did a good job but when they applied power and raised the mast it was bent and only went up half way he ad to pull it up to get it to extend so he went to a ford dealer and got a new mast but there still issues raising and lowering the mast.
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Re: Power Antenna install
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2007, 03:02:23 PM »
Could be that part of the teeth are still in the housing?

Here is how I replace it with a helper:

Turn ON the radio and lower the antenna by turning the OFF the ignition key.  Remove the mounting nut.  This is the screw on top of the antenna above the fender.

Have a second person turn on the ignition key (do not start the engine)while you stand at the antenna and pull snugly.  NOTE THE DIRECTION OF THE TEETH WHEN YOU REMOVE IT.  When the antenna is out do not turn OFF either the key or the radio.

Check the teeth and make sure that you got all of the old antenna out.  If not you will have to operate (see below).  If so, lubricate the teeth of the new antenna and manually "thread" the teeth in the same direction as it was before.  Once you get it started turn off the power (watch your fingers) and let the motor pull down the antenna.

Re-install the nut.  Job done.  Easy eh?
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Re: Power Antenna install
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 12:45:42 AM »
Yes :moe: that just likethe instruction I received with the mast but I still can not get it to extend or retract with out aide sounds like it skipping and grinding. Oh the teeth are facing in the same the old mast but I must be doing something wrong.
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Re: Power Antenna install
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 07:08:13 AM »
Could some of the old mast be left in the antenna?  :o
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Re: Power Antenna install
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2007, 02:56:34 PM »
not sure I will have to remove it from the fender and try installing the mast on the bench.
97 - 4.6L Alpine Green Cougar XR-7 w/ Fiber Concepts Hood, SPC cold air intake, 2.5 SLP Dual Exhaust, Eclipse CD4000 w/ Polk's speakers, Koni Shocks, 11/4" Addco sway bars, and Vogtland more to come.
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