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Really simple power antenna question

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Really simple power antenna question

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Hi I'm new to the forum and thank you very much for reading. This is for an S70. What is this (circled in yellow) and can I replace just this part/relay whatever it is? Thanks!
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Re: Really simple power antenna question

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What is wrong with radio antenna?
You can replace it if you find one at junk yard.
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Just that relay or whatever it is that I've circled in yellow in the pic. The mast is fine, and the motor runs when I put 12v to it (after this relay).

So I was hoping to replace just that part? Can't find anything referencing just that. I will replace it with a used or junk part if I can't find this.
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Actually to be practical, I lowered my antenna so it is retracted, then d/c the electrical connector so it is always retracted.
AM, FM reception is good in the city.
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Re: Really simple power antenna question

Post by Sommerfeldt »

The part is the control relay for the antenna - if you can find just that part, then swapping it shouldn't be a problem, but Volvo seems to feel that it's one single assembly. A junk yard is probably your cheapest bet, but there's quite a few of the assemblies on eBay, relatively cheap. :)

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Re: Really simple power antenna question

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Are you sure the relay has a problem?
Have you checked the two power feeds to it?
One is constant and one is the trigger from the radio.
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BEJinFBk, I did not check the actual feeds, I tested this with the ass'y removed from the car. I put 12v on each side of the relay and motor only ran after the relay. I will check that. Thanks everyone for the replies on this. At this point it's still sitting on my workbench. I put in a few inquiries to the local yards, but no luck. If it's not one of the two power feeds, prob will buy an entire used ass'y, but I prefer the Volvo OE. Thanks again!
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