1996 Cadillac Concours Radio and Antenna Issues

Tiny
JTLARAIA
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  • 1996 CADILLAC CONCOURS
Electrical problem
1996 Cadillac Concours V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 147k miles

Alright, I have a 1996 Cadillac Deville Concours, I just got it all fixed up and should be good to drive for a while (i know some of you hate them but its all I have) Its been reliable for the most part but just some recent issues. Not to long ago I went out to start the car and when I clicked the button to turn the radio on I got mostly static and nothing would show up on the screen. I looked it over (pressed random buttons and checked the fuse) but I didn't find anything, I kept looking and was able to find out that I get static because my antenna would not raise the motor for it just clicks and wiggles but wont move it so I get poor reception. Does anyone have ideas on how to fix the antenna and how to get the screen on the radio to work? I don't have a ton of money so something I can do myself would be nice, im good at figuring things out I just don't know where to start, im not an electrical person. Thanks in advanced.
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Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 7:50 PM

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Tiny
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To start with basics, make sure the instrument panel dimming is not turned down all the way, and making it look like there is no display. As far as the antenna, if it is not raising, the drive cable could have broken. There used to be a mast and cable available to repair it, they have discontinued some and went to a universal replacement antenna assembly. I am not sure if yours is one still available, or discontinued.
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 AT 8:36 PM

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