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Old 07-02-2012, 05:56 PM
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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)
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search for a spring loaded SPDT switch

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search for a spring loaded SPDT switch on ebay

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See attached wiring diagram.

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like vicrod posted, you need a dpdt - double pole, double throw switch with a spring centered
or just buy a power window switch
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Or you can use a SPDT switch and a couple of bosch relays
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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.
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Got it all figured out now
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How you end up doing it?
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re 2 wire antenna

I ended up using a dpdt switch 6 pin to reverse polarity
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