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Old 06-02-2012, 12:11 AM
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I have a 93 vette. Want to disconnect the power antenna so it doesn't work when radio is turned on and off (use sirius). Anyone have any information/instructions on how to do this?

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Old 06-02-2012, 12:14 AM
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The relay is under the black plastic cover across the rear on a coupe. On a roadster it is back in the corner.
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Need to do this on mine too.
Antenna is toast and I'd rather use the iPhone for music.
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Just did this yesterday on my 87. Relay is under the rear black trim piece (mine is a coupe). 6 screws to undo, lift up the trim and you'll see the relay. On mine it's grey. Undo that connection.
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I put a little switch on the green wire of the relay in the rear compartment (96) and there is a picture somewhere in the forum if you use the search...
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could always just reach up under the rear bumper n unplug it at the motor, simple connector right there
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Originally Posted by flannel_man View Post
could always just reach up under the rear bumper n unplug it at the motor, simple connector right there
Its solid wired to the relay from the motor. On the earlier C4's they used to cut the wires because the motor would run continuously and they didn't know about the relay conector.
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odd. guess mine is weird. has grey male and female connectors about 6" out from motor
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Originally Posted by wyzard View Post
I have a 93 vette. Want to disconnect the power antenna so it doesn't work when radio is turned on and off (use sirius). Anyone have any information/instructions on how to do this?

Thanks.
Look inside the passenger side rear storage bin.
The metal box is the radio receiver.

One of the wires is Pink. Install an on off switch
in series with that wire. It will prevent 12 volts from
getting to the antenna motor.

With switch Off antenna motor is disabled.
With switch On normal antenna operation.

Your 93 does not use an external relay. It's built into the antenna.
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I also use my Droid more than anything else. I pulled the radio and spliced in a switch from radio shack, only use the antenna very seldom.
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is it possible to lock the antenna in the "up" position? i don`t know if a replacement antenna cable will mate up to whats in the car
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Originally Posted by Hooked on Vettes View Post
Look inside the passenger side rear storage bin.
The metal box is the radio receiver.

One of the wires is Pink. Install an on off switch
in series with that wire. It will prevent 12 volts from
getting to the antenna motor.

With switch Off antenna motor is disabled.
With switch On normal antenna operation.

Your 93 does not use an external relay. It's built into the antenna.

Is that also the case with the 92?
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