SW1 L4-1.9L SOHC VIN 8 (1996)
Antenna Mast: All Technical Service Bulletins
Radio Antenna - Whistle Type Wind Noise
BULLETIN NO.: 94-T-25F
ISSUE DATE: October, 2000
CATEGORY TYPE: Body-05
CATEGORY: Wind noise
CORPORATION NO.: 00-08-58-004
Whistle Type Windnoise at Highway Speeds, or Groaning Type Noise During Periods of Precipitation (Replace Radio Antenna Mast)
This bulletin has been revised to include 2000 and 2001 model year vehicles and new part. information. It supersedes bulletin 94-T-25E, which should
1991-2000 Saturn S-Series Sedans and Wagons built before and including VIN YZ259580
1991-2001 Saturn S-Series Coupes built before and including VIN 1Z115219
Some owners may comment that a whistle type noise is heard at highway speeds. Noise may be perceived to come from high up in the dash, near the
windshield. Condition may be more pronounced when crosswinds are present or during periods of rain.
Also, a groaning type noise may be heard during periods of precipitation (includes fog, rain, and/or snow). This noise is also perceived to come from
high up in the dash, near the windshield.
These noises may be caused by airflow around the radio antenna mast.
Drive vehicle to confirm noise condition(s). After confirming noise condition(s), remove radio antenna mast and drive vehicle to verify that noise
condition is eliminated.
If noise condition(s) is not present with radio antenna mast removed, replace radio antenna mast with the new radio antenna mast (P/N 21024561).
Torque: Finger tight, then tighten an additional 1/4 turn Duing an 8 mm open end wrench.
Do not use threadlocker to retain radio antenna mast to base. The use of threadlocker may cause poor reception.
If noise condition(s) is present with radio antenna mast removed, refer to "Windnoise Diagnosis and Repair" in the appropriate service manual:
On 2000 and 2001 models, refer to "Windnoise Diagnosis and Repair" in the Windnoise/Waterleaks/Appearance section of the 2000/2001
S-Series' Body/Electrical Volume I) service manual.
On 1996-1999 models, refer to "Windnoise Diagnosis and Repair" in the General Information section of the appropriate model year S-Series
Body/Repair service manual.
On 1991-1995 models, refer to "Windnoise Diagnosis and Repair" in the General Information section of the appropriate model year S-Series
Body/Collision service manual.
Radio Antenna Mast