Hi all, the power antenna on my newly acquired 03 won't go down. I hear the motor trying but nothing happens, maybe like a gear issue? Should I attempt to fix it, or replace it?
Not in front of the car atm, is this big nut under the fender?I replaced the antenna and drive cable on my Solara. It should be available from Toyota Dealer. I had to remove the motor to fish out the broken tip of the drive cable. Then you just feed in the new cable and antenna from the exterior.
First take off the big nut from the fender and see if it will spit out the broken piece of drive cable. (retract antenna, remove nut, then switch on the radio) If it does, you won't have to pull the motor out of the fender.
You can use needle nose pliers to loosen the nut.The "nut" should be a chrome piece with two slots visible (outside the fender). The slots look like screwdriver slots. I always use two screwdrivers side-by-side and scratch the fender when they slip.