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I have a 1996 Camry LE 4 dr. The OEM power antenna works fine with the ignition turned to on. Once the car is started and running the power antenna will not work. If you turn the engine off and leave the key on it will work again fine. I installed a new mast but the problem still happens. The car has the factory radio and antenna and no wires have ever been messed with. Thanks with any help with this.
Mike
Panama City, FL
 

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Might be a bad ground or other wiring issue. Does the cig lighter, dome light, wipers and blinkers work with the engine on/off? What type of radio do you have, OEM or JBL, remote amp or built-in? How about the wipers and blinkers.
 

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In my case, i replaced the power antenna with a new unit. I bolt in, plugging in procedure but the unit will not operate.

I installed the new unit, attached the two grounds, plugged in the power connectors and the antenna lead. I have checked the ground connections by jumping directly to - battery terminal. Checked a few other things but assume I haven't.
 
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