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this is gonna go on for a while.
Started on the interior today. Again mice here and there. They nearly ate or made next out of all the matting on the back of the rear firewall cover. It may be what I found in the passenger quarter panel.
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The advice I was given to power wash the mats was dead on. I am going to try it on the divider too.
- Are the push in fasteners used in the car common? Are there any that are not? The ones on the rear quarter cover and the cover panel under the window are new to me.
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- what is the device in the passenger quarter section? It does not appear to be wired to the speakers.
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I am not going to disconnect any electrical devices before I put power back on the car to see what works and whats dead.
- the car has both a windshield antenna and a rear quarter antenna. Is this normal? Is a replacement power antenna available? I am assuming a universal power antenna wont fit here.

- Is there a trick to separating the rear quarter window cover from the piece that runs along the top of the windshield? Does that piece need to come off first and if so how? just pull? Ditto for the sill covers? I have been lucky so far and havent broken an interior piece though I have broken some fasteners.

I am beginning to believe the brown sticky stuff is degrading mouse piss. I have found little surface rust and no cancer. Mounting brackets for anything all seem to have surface rust, or corrosion, somewhere. I have yet to stumble across the showstopper repair.



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Thanks for the responses.
I pulled the antenna out. What a mess. The mast was bowed. The plastic rack was wrapped around its drive drum. The motor armature was locked solid in hardened grease. With the armature free it runs. I cant get its brushes to back off so I cant pop it out. I have to relube it.
I believe a new mast and rack is available both oem and aftermarket.
I want to get it operating and bench tested including the reversing control setup before I store it away. I have spent a little time in the electrical manual and I am not yet up to speed on what's going on with that relay system. It seems unnecessarily complicated but I have to figure it out.
It is subwoofer amp. The harness routing fooled me.
Is there a go-to for a clean replacement radio? Do you leave it in place and hide another one?
I am delighted the car doesnt have the security system.
I have used Dynamat before and will likely use it on the MR also.
Thanks Bob, that was helpful.
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