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Old 10-15-2018, 10:43 AM
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Have a 1980 L82 Vette
Had a nice 8 hour drive over the weekend listening to my cd's and just cruising. Pulled into garage, turned car off, removed key, and the power antenna motor would not shut off !
Thanks to this forum, I removed rear left speaker and disconnected the connector with the white,green and gray wires. Motor stopped running. Pricing for a replacement shows $184.00 for I'm sure is refurbished. I have a Kenwood am/fm stereo w/cd player in it. Don't really listen to the radio. Always listening to cd's.
Dumb question...should I just leave it and not replace because I'm not sure if it's the relay or the internal flexible cable is broken. I know if I ever want to sell it, it would be nice to tell the buyer the reception is good using the radio! Luckly, the power antenna retracked all the way down.


 
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:24 AM
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If the antenna retracted fully and the motor kept running, then most likely the cable is what broke. You would have to replace the antenna assembly to fix that.
 
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for replying 73 shark. You've helped me before !

Yes, saw the kit for $35.00 on Corvette Central website.

Also saw the 79-82 Power Antenna Without CB, but say's it's out of stock.

I wonder if I should just replace the whole thing if I can get it elsewhere ?
 

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