Finally back to the computer... Andy's switch in the trunk to lower the fully automatic antenna when opening the trunk is a cool idea. It wouldn't work on our semi-automatic unit, but is a neat idea! I believe the window switch idea would work well and the shown modifications are very creative. We may go that route if the switch in Italy doesn't work out. We chose the semi-automatic over the fully automatic partially because I had one in my 81 so many years ago, and because I mostly listen to my own music rather than the standard broadcasting and didn't want the antenna to keep going up & down whenever we turned it on & off. Dr. Jeff, I wondered about that switch as well. I thought it might be a HIGH, LOW, & OFF for the instrument lights, but need to look at the wiring diagrams to verify that. Not sure why you would need that if you have the rheostat right there.??? An interesting thing about the antenna switch in the electrical troubleshooting manual (from MWB) is that it indicates that the ground for the circuit is a "case ground", meaning that the switch case is grounded rather than using a wire ground. How is that done when the switch bodies and the console where the switch is mounted are all plastic? Still some questions and still waiting on the dimensions from the guy in Italy. (I haven't seen a Strada in any of our junk yards, so I can't go look at the switches in the cars there.) Mike Franze is also checking his stock of parts for a switch, so we are in a holding pattern. It is not really holding us up. We are trying to get the body ready for paint anyway. We were all set to just put our own rocker switch & wiring in (which would have been easier) when I stumbled on the wiring & connector under the console and went off on this tangent, but it seems that we never do anything the easy way. I guess that it is part of the adventure! Everybody's input IS appreciated. It's neat to see what ideas others have come up with. THANKS!