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Title: 77-78 Eldorado antenna relay
Post by: jeffs7 on September 15, 2014, 01:25:44 PM
Antenna works with an aux power supply.
Dash switch is fed with radio and antenna power.
Dash switch sends power via 2 separate wires for up & down.
Relay will only allow antenna to go down.

Does anyone have a step by step diagnostic check for the relay?
I have a multimeter.

Everything ohms out well in all positions yet when the up is selected on the dash switch, I can't see why or figure out why it isn't sending the power out.
I've grounded the ground via sep line, contacts ohm, coil ohms well too.
Title: Re: 77-78 Eldorado antenna relay
Post by: R Schroeder on September 15, 2014, 02:58:47 PM
Don't know if any of this will help you.
When my switch is in the UP position, the antenna  is controlled by the radio, ON OFF knob.
Could be that your antenna is not in sink. ( see note ) It has not reset the switch inside.
That would be my guess.  78 book doesn't seem to cover the antenna to much. I'll snoop around in the 77 book.
Roy

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Title: Re: 77-78 Eldorado antenna relay
Post by: jeffs7 on August 26, 2015, 10:03:13 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: 77-78 Eldorado antenna relay
Post by: 76eldo on August 26, 2015, 12:03:52 PM
Contact Cadillac Tim.

He's the authority and he can explain if you have a bad relay.

tagroves@wctel.net

Brian
Title: Re: 77-78 Eldorado antenna relay
Post by: cadillactim on August 26, 2015, 02:47:08 PM
Make sure the relay is being energized when the radio is turned on. Without power the relay defaults to the DOWN position, power goes through the white wire on the antenna. The limit switch in the antenna then shuts the antenna off when it is down. When the radio is turned on power goes to the relay and the relay then sends power through the black wire which makes the antenna go up. Again, the limit switch shuts the antenna off when it is all the way up. Turn the radio off, then relay goes back to default and sends power to the white wire to lower antenna.

Tim