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BrowniesMerc 07-02-2012 05:56 PM

2 wire retractable antenna
Hi guys
I have a 2 wire retractable antenna, beleive it is a ford but not sure. To extend, one wire hooked to positive, the other negative, and reverse these two to retract. I need to find a switch to put into my console that reverses polarity to control this ( apower window switch, etc is what I am thinking to match my interior)
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

EOD Guy 07-02-2012 07:50 PM

search for a spring loaded SPDT switch

DPDT Center Off Spring Loaded Switch

EOD Guy 07-02-2012 07:52 PM

search for a spring loaded SPDT switch on ebay


vicrod 07-02-2012 07:56 PM

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See attached wiring diagram.


ogre 07-03-2012 01:00 PM

like vicrod posted, you need a dpdt - double pole, double throw switch with a spring centered
or just buy a power window switch

EOD Guy 07-03-2012 04:37 PM

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Or you can use a SPDT switch and a couple of bosch relays

evolvo 07-04-2012 05:51 PM

Shouldn't an electric antenna work with the radio on/off knob? You know, turn the radio on and antenna extends, turn radio off and antenna retracts. It should also retract when ignition key is turned off, IIRC.

BrowniesMerc 07-13-2012 05:16 PM

Thanks Guys
Got it all figured out now

EOD Guy 07-13-2012 07:42 PM

How you end up doing it?

BrowniesMerc 07-15-2012 07:07 PM

re 2 wire antenna
I ended up using a dpdt switch 6 pin to reverse polarity

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