Mum just bought a whoop as EL XR6, a bit modded (hopefully to later be mine)
Now, the original stereo was removed (head unit) and was replaced with a pioneer one, and that's how we just bought it.
Now, as far as I know, I think that the antenna is supposed to rise by itself when you turn on/off the radio. However, the antenna does not seem to move. And after searching for an antenna switch, I cannot find one and I have run into a problem.
Is the antenna rusty? Perhaps the stereo head unit does not handle the automatic antenna? Or is there actually a switch for raising the antenna??
Any help would be much appreciated. I think I will ride down to autobarn tomorrow just to make sure I know what is going on.
Yeah, i'm pretty sure XR's dont have the electric antenna switch.
Also pmost pioneers dont have an antenna out wire to control it with either. The only way you could do it is with the remote wire for the amp, which would only go up and down with the HU going on/off - not the radio
I thought the antenna was electric because it was all the way down and i couldn't pull it up. Turns out that the previous owner bought the car from Ford and installed an aftermarket CD Player, and didn't use the CD player, so he left it all the way down. So after getting me some RP7 and WD40 and using a lot of patience and some plyers I eventually managed to take it out. I sanded it with some fine paper and put RP7 on it, now it works like a treat.
Now, we have a whoop ass CD sound system in the car AND radio. hehe
Now all I got to do is wait till I get my licence, but driving with Ls is not that bad, because everyone seems to make way....heheheh
Well thanks everyone for your help, Problem Solved.
Thanks, its a great car, the new exhaust system makes it sound nice and mean, the EL GT Rims look a treat and it is lowered just enough, looks great. I will try and post some pics in the Showroom in the next couple of days.
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