Hello,<P>The automatic antenna is only partially working on our "new" used 850GLT'96 (two weeks), that is, only the lower, the thickest part goes up/down. <P>Is this repairable or replacement is the only option?<P>Thanks,<BR><P>
Sarunas,<P>You can probably get the antenna to fully extend by pulling on the tip of the antenna while someone else turns the radio on.<P>These antennas need to be cleaned and lubricated periodically. I'm pretty sure that there are details in your owner's manual, but the gist of it is that you want to wipe it down with a clean cloth and then lubricate all of the telescoping sections with a light weight grease.<P>If that doesn't solve the problem, then the mast can be replaced with a new part, available from the dealer for about $80.<P><P>
Yes, it's in the manual, and also the maintenace is prety obvious. But apparently it wasn't done for a couple of years... I was able to pull the antenna out, but only when unmounted from the car and antenna motor mechanically disconnected ...so firmly stuck it was. Works fine now.