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Old September 14th, 2016
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Antenna

Could someone tell me how I would know if my antenna is a power antenna or fixed antenna? I inherited the 84 Delta 88 Royal Brougham from my uncles and I'm wondering how to fix it or does it need to be fixed?
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I cannot believe you have not had a response.

The simple way to tell if your antenna is powered is to look for an antenna switch on the dash. If there is not one to be seen, that is a clue it is a manual antenna.

Is the antenna mounted on a front fender or in the trunk? Can you see a large round housing on the bottom of the unit? That is where the nylon cable that drives the mast is located on power antennas.
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Good advice DYaros.

Stephen; show us a pic of your antenna and we can tell you





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Old December 13th, 2016
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Power antennas on cars of this vintage were 100% automatic, they went up when the radio turned on and back down when the radio was turned off. There was no separate antenna switch, so that is not a good way to determine if it's power.

The power antenna will have a mast that has separate sections that telescope down into a well in the fender.
The non-power antenna on this car (if not embedded in the windshield--look for two wires running right up the center of the windshield) will be also fender mounted, but it's a solid stainless steel shaft that screws onto a base.

That's going to be your only reliable way to determine what you have.
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