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power antenna

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eNtraxGT88, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    so who still has a working one on their car? i've been working to get mine back to working condition, i have one taken apart, and going to take the one in my car apart soon. a few questions, anyone have a BGB page on this? where does the rubber spout point towards? and who wants to sell a working one?

    well i've taken both apart, i have one computer that's water damaged, both motors work, but i don't know how to install the plastic bit that controls the up down motion to that motor.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  2. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    anyone? what about a picture of the innards so i can fix mine
  3. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Test Dummy

    I've torn mine apart...yeah it's crazy how it works.

    I'm going to a yard tomorrow morning to fumble through and see if I can get stuff I need.
  4. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    any pictures? i'm trying to reassemble mine but i'm missing some bits i think. i can get it to pull down, but not go up. the plastic thing that goes up and down doesn't stay on the drum. so pics would be appreciated
  5. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Test Dummy

    I just bought one from a junkyard. It goes up a few inches then stops, I think it just needs some lube.

    Lube makes the world go round.
  6. Chan110

    Chan110 Well-Known Member Donated!

    Mine still works!!! :)

    PM Shaun4vert - am sure he knows abt the power attenna!
    Though hes real busy now having taken on a GT4 project recently ...
  7. Spiderman

    Spiderman Well-Known Member

    When I bought my Lightning the arial was in the up position........... I pulled it out and apart and what a drama that was and it was rusted beyond repair so I converted it to manual.......... I need a new one as well............ HELLOOOOOOOOOO Matty from Sydney.............. ATM, this site won't let me use the enter button to separate comments......... What's up or what am I missing ?
  8. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Test Dummy

    The one I bought from the yard sorta works. Sometimes it'll go all the way up, other times only halfway or a few inches. I've been lubing it every now & then, that seems to help a lot.
  9. Spiderman

    Spiderman Well-Known Member

    'Sorta works' sorta sucks and is not good enough for me............. Can these be bought NEW and yes I know it will be expensive but it's not like it happens every day........... Are other models compatible ?
  10. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Test Dummy

    Call toyota and ask.

    It still works, I just have to clean it up some more.
  11. Spiderman

    Spiderman Well-Known Member

    Gotcha............. Keep cleaning and let us know how you go but I doubt you'll be successful as sometimes age defines us all and I will walk down the road tomorrow to my local Toyota dealer and ask questions and get back to you.
  12. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    i've opened it up and it seems that it isn't because there isn't any lube. i reused old 25 year old lube accumulated from 3 separate power antenna assemblies and the root cause is the metal drum that collects the antenna nylon when it goes down/up. water is allowed through the unit by design so this metal drum usually has holes/rusted through. solution would be to sandblast it, spot weld new sections of metal, carefully paint it with rust paint to prevent rusting again.
  13. oem257

    oem257 Active Member

    haven't used it since 1989

    When I replaced the stereo, I was told that the power antenna was incompatible. The antenna would go up when the stereo was powered on, but would not retract unless I switched the car off and on again. I disconnected it and left it in the down position. Never used it again because I always listened to CDs.In Sydney I was able to pick up radio stations with the antenna down.Reading this thread makes me realise my antenna is probably rusted solid now :eek:
  14. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Like entrax said, the design by Toyota is retarded and fawked - it allows water in :scratch
  15. Scubaru Steve

    Scubaru Steve Member

  16. rickstar22

    rickstar22 Well-Known Member Donated!

    I just deleted mine and put in a hidden antenna... Works great !!!

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