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07-02-04, 07:02 AM   #1  

I have a 1988 Nisson Max. and the auto raise on the antenna will not go up or down like it should.
The ? is does anyone know how or where I can get info. on how to get to the little motor and rewinder thing to be able to fix it??????????????


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07-03-04, 02:25 PM   #2  
Depends on where it's loacted on that particular model. I tried fixing the one on my brother's Sable a while back. It was on the right front fender and I accessed the motor mechanism by removing the front tire and fender well. Unfortunately after I disassembled it and got the bad part out I discovered you couldn't buy a replacement mast (thanks Ford!). Ended up engineering a fixed mast using the existing motor as a mount.

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07-03-04, 04:58 PM   #3  
Not sure about Nissans

I repaired my antenna last year: on my Honda (not sure about Nissan) the antenna extends and retracts by way of a nylon pinion. It looks like a long zip tie with gear teeth notched into it; mine had broken inside the motor.

I got the replacement part from www.antennamastsrus.com (actually bought mine on EBay, but this is their site). They include a cheat sheet about how to fix your model car, so maybe they can help you too. Good luck with it!

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07-06-04, 12:17 AM   #4  
Your probably better off buying a new power antenna as opposed to replacing the mast. It saves time, money & its 100% new. You can get one for around $25 in Arizona. Harada, Metra & Hirschmann are good examples & they make a universal style that will fit your car just as good if not better than the original. I can help you out with advice on the install if you want. I have been a professional mobile & marine electronics installer since 1988.

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