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1984 - 1996 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Cleaning and Lubricating Power Antenna Mast Sections

Subject:   Cleaning and Lubricating Power Antenna Mast Sections
Model and Year:   All Models with Power Antenna
Source:  Chevrolet Dealer Service Bulletin
Bulletin No:   84-159
Section:   9
Date:    July, 1984

TO:  ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS

Periodic cleaning and lubrication may be necessary to assure proper radio and power antenna operation.  The following procedure is recommended:

I.  To clean (before lubricating) mast sections:

  1. Actuate antenna to full mast extension.
  2. Dampen clean cloth with mineral spirits.
  3. Wipe cloth over antenna mast sections removing any dirt.
  4. Actuate antenna through one complete cycle (retract and extend).
  5. Repeat Steps A through D at least two more times.

II.  To lubricate (after cleaning) mast sections:

  1. Actuate antenna to full mast extension.
  2. Dampen clean cloth with oil - GM 9981712 (i.e. light sewing machine oil).
  3. Wipe cloth over antenna mast sections evenly distributing oil over mast sections surfaces.
  4. Actuate antenna through one complete cycle (retract and extend).
  5. Repeat Steps A through D at least two more times.

Chevrolet Motor Division
General Motors Corporation

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