Sign in to follow this  
Our 1990 TC

Power antenna issues

Recommended Posts

A couple of weeks ago I bent the automatic antenna. it does not go up or down do to the crimp in the mast.

I went through the news letter and from Crutchfield purchased replacement mast item#12044R22 and tried to use with the original antenna the replacement mast was larger than the original and would not fit. I then purchased also from Crutchfield the replacement Antenna Item #PW22 and found that that is wired different and does not have a relay switch in it like the original of course the wires are different colors and we can get the antenna to go up and down on the bench but not installed. Has anyone replaced the mast or complete antenna. If so what is my best route.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have replaced many a power antenna with cheap aftermarkets, you did not get a cheap aftermarket so I went to the Crutchfield site, looked at a picture of your antenna and saw 4 wires, red yellow blue and black, and your extra black wire looks like it's meant to be ground for non metallic / plastic fender mounting.

My best guess is that the red on your new antenna is default power or WT the single connect from the wire harness that brings the antenna down when you turn off the radio the other two reverse polarity for up and down and your antena relay is in the dash behind the radio.

With radio power off the DG wire on the wire harness double connector becomes motor ground for default power.

With radio on the DG becomes up power to motor and GY becomes motor ground.

Now look at your motor wiring instructions and see if this makes sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you try ordering a replacement mast from Chrysler ? Or from Arizona parts ? I'm not sure of the power antenna manufacturer but it's likely to be Harada and masts should be available perhaps on line.

Edited by george w
Left something out. (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We sell proper remanufactured TC antennas with the new mast for $95. More than Crutchfield but the right color and electrical plug.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this