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1996 Buick Cadillac Park Avenue radio antenna on trunk stuck all the way in


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ike529
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Jul 20, 2014, 12:34 PM

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  post locked   1996 Buick Cadillac Park Avenue radio antenna on trunk stuck all the way in  

The tip is out - when I pull on it - it just pulls back in -- Just bought it - the antenna and the housing look intact and un-damaged - I'm clueless on repair and/or installation - I can't see buying the whole kit, esp. the OEM one. Is this a complicated thing? The manual says the antenna should go up and down by turning the radio or ignition on. What kind of shop do I go to for this? Could it be a fuse? Thanks.


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Jul 20, 2014, 12:50 PM

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The spine is probably broken inside. You are going to have to remove the nut bezel on top and grab the pieve with a pair of needle nose pliers while someone turns the radio on.



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ike529
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Jul 21, 2014, 1:25 AM

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what's plan B if that doesn't work? I'm thinking one out of countless outcomes is that it comes up then goes back down and then won't come up again - who knows...-- this is my first encounter with this kind of issue.


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Jul 21, 2014, 2:21 AM

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If you can't do it this way plan B is to remove the whole unit and take it apart to see if it's repairable or replace the whole unit.



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Jul 21, 2014, 2:31 AM

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This is the "Buick" not a Cadillac which could be the same?


OK - You decided on those stupid automatic with car or radio turned on and off pwr antennae jobs by some brilliant design. They didn't last for crap from new with so much use never mind now. Some so AFUed the wouldn't shut down trying.


Good news is this should be on right rear fender - right? Should be seconds to get it out thru the trunk after you remove the funky nut with needle nose plier Hammer Time mentioned and anything else but think that's it for these. Do you GIS if it's power or not? Two tricks if that easy in the rear. Get a solid mast one making sure it has adaptors for curve of fender AND will plug in as sizes vary - check. Also they make a rubber short stub one (have many) works fine all cheap stuff usually but not OE looking if you care.


You probably could unplug this one and jumper wire it up and leave it unplugged but any real trauma or a drive thru car wash is the end of it.


Where to get this stuff if you want? Once any place that sold aftermarket stereos even Walmart and others. You decide. I wouldn't put up with the damn thing going up and down all the time for myself anyway. You do what you wish,


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ike529
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Jul 24, 2014, 12:17 AM

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Hey Thanks, my mechanic and I turned the radio and pulled the antenna out. it took some muscle, but turning on the radio and pulling on it at the same time did it. All is well. He is the one who sold it to me.

Last question: I moved to New York City after school so I never owned a car. When I moved to Ohio I started buying used cars from my mechanic who has been pretty cheap, reliable and honest (a little lazy) -- compared to the big retailers like Firestone and NTB. He sold me this 1996 Buick Park Avenue for $2000 - 116K miles - good shape mechanically and cosmetically - know it was driven by an 80 year old woman no kidding - some may say I got a good deal some may say I paid too much, whatever - I think I paid enough, but it wasn't a killer deal, period. Sorry, here's the question -- Living in NYC half my life, I know nothing about cars except what I saw on TV. I could have sworn he mentioned a Cadillac. So I kept saying Yeah I'll buy a Cadillac. I saw the Cadillac hood ornament on the hood. I thought Hey I have the Cadillac Park Avenue model. But when I went online to research this question, this car didn't come up under Cadillac - it came up under Buick for company and Park Avenue for model - So basically is it true I do not own a Cadillac?


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Jul 24, 2014, 12:22 AM

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If you bought a Buick and thought you bought a Cadillac, then you need to stop buying cars at all. That's the reasons cars come with titles.



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ike529
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Jul 24, 2014, 12:26 AM

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comment deleted .................... poster removed


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Jul 24, 2014, 5:47 AM

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I'm guessing he wasn't adding you to his Christmas shopping list.





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Jul 24, 2014, 5:51 AM

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Yeah, he's a real used car specialist......... Don't know if he bought a Cadillac or a Buick.



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Jul 24, 2014, 6:45 AM

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Naw - it's a Rolls,







Well, it says so!


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Jul 24, 2014, 7:35 AM

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Well, sometimes it is hard to tell the difference. Especially when your cruising through the ghetto section of town.







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