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No Power to Power Antenna

Mr. Nick

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November 26, 2011
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Los Angeles
Year, Model & Trim Level
1998 Ford Explorer Sport
So after years of terrible radio reception, I finally removed my power antenna module and dug-out the broken plastic cable. However, when I turn my aftermarket stereo on, no power is going to the antenna. I think it may have been disconnected a long time ago. The blue wire from the head unit is unattached and I see no power cable for the antenna motor accompanying the antenna line. Is it tied in elsewhere?

The original stereo was a Mach Audio system. However, now it's an Alpine system with a power amp/sub in the back trunk area. I'm just trying to figure out how to restore power to the motor and it's not an obvious, "oh that wire" deal, it would seem.

Thanks for any help!