1994 Chevy Caprice Electric Antenna

Tiny
JOHN1945
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET CAPRICE
Electrical problem
1994 Chevy Caprice V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My electric antenna only makes a noise for an instant and it will not go up or down, how do I remove it for repair or replacement
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Sunday, March 1st, 2009 AT 2:46 PM

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Tiny
IMPALASS
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To better assist you is your model a Caprice Classic, Classic LS, or Impala SS. Also please tell me your engine size in liter.
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Sunday, March 1st, 2009 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
JOHN1945
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It is a Caprice SS with a 350 CI engine. I don't understand why you need this information to answer a question about an electric antenna. I hope you can do better than this for an answer. Thanks
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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 AT 5:19 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the info John1945.....

As for not understanding and hoping I can do better than this.............I don't just take the time to see if, "how to change an antenna" is in the manual..........you can get that by popping down to your local parts store and pic up a manual on your car....and possibly it will be in there. Or, pay the small fee on line here and get a manual and again, possible it will be in there. I try to give the customer, you in this case, more than what they are asking for.

Now what do I mean by that......I also review all of the TSB on your vehicle to see if there is anything related to whatever problem you may have that is specific to just your car. Yes, even the antenna. First I review the TSBs for your car "just" in case there is something stating of a wiring problem, part number change, something others have had that you may need to know to possible save you time and most of all money. I reviewed over 220 TSBs the other day for a person and had to end up asking their VIN number because though there were several models, like in your case, it was specific to a certain VIN number range.

Also, I review any recalls for your vehicle that you may not know about. These are normally repaired for free by the dealer. Many recalls are safety items that can prevent you from having a fire, accident or worse, someone dear to you losing their life because you were not aware of it.

Additionally, as we are going through the manuals, many times they refer to specific models on certain items even to the point of body codes, production dates, etc. Even for simple items.....you would be amazed. So asking you the information the manuals ask most frequently saves you the customer time from us having most of the facts ahead of time instead of us reviewing the manuals, then asking, then checking, then asking. Again, we try to have you the customer in mind.

Now for your antenna. The manual doesn't have any info on removing and replacing the antenna. This can be for several reasons. Sometimes the manufacture doesn't release the info. Sometimes they feel the task is minor enough that general mechanical knowledge can get you through the task.

All it does supply is the wiring which I have provided for you.


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Most likely on your model, remove the right front tire and the inside fender well. The power antenna is located behind that. Make sure you also unscrew the nut on top of the fender that the mast runs through.

Also, I did find a service bulleting on your vehicle.....it is below.........

EXPERTEC TSB

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN

Reference Number(s): 439604, Date of Issue: 04/07/94
Related Ref Number(s): 439604

ARTICLE BEGINNING
INFORMATION ON POWER ANTENNA MAST REPLACEMENT

Chevrolet 439604
Pontiac 439604
Oldsmobile 439604
Buick 439604
Cadillac 439604
04/07/1994

Fig. 1: Service Information (1 of 1)


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Last, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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