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Old 09-12-2016, 12:32 PM   #1
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Crap radio reception

Anyone know what I can look into to fixing this? Started out with not getting one station some and now I cant get anything but static most of the time. All the other cars get reception so its not location. I use my phone most of the time but still want a working radio. Im out of my bumper to bumper so looking to fix it myself most likely

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What year? Factory system? Antenna plugged in?
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I would say make sure that your antenna didn't wiggle out.

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12, base. Ill have to find time to look into if anything is loose. Was just seeing if was any weird things to look for and not just straight forward, with my luck it would be some 1 in a million occurrence

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I have an 11 base which is basically the same car. I would check the antenna in the dash to make sure it's still connected to the head unit. Possibly also unscrew your exterior antenna and clean both the antenna and where it screws in.

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I have an 11 base which is basically the same car. I would check the antenna in the dash to make sure it's still connected to the head unit. Possibly also unscrew your exterior antenna and clean both the antenna and where it screws in.

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The antennae is in the dash ?? I get zero reception also .


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Old 09-13-2016, 12:35 AM   #7
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I only listen to the BT audio, CD or Satellite radio. I hate the ugly antenna on the right rear quarter.
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Did you, or a previous owner replace the radio antenna with an aftermarket "stubby" one?
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Did you, or a previous owner replace the radio antenna with an aftermarket "stubby" one?
Not that I'm aware. I assumed it is an original antenna.
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The antennae is in the dash ?? I get zero reception also .


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The antenna that is hooked into the bag of your radio. There is a plug that the wire for your outside antenna plugs into. Every car has one, if the antenna comes unplugged or is loose the head unit is not receiving a signal so it'll be all static.

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The antenna that is hooked into the bag of your radio. There is a plug that the wire for your outside antenna plugs into. Every car has one, if the antenna comes unplugged or is loose the head unit is not receiving a signal so it'll be all static.

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Ahh I see , that is highly likely to be my problem , thanks !


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My radio reception sucks and always has since it was new. The fix it to live closer to the city lol where the radio stations or repeaters are.


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I don't think there's much consideration for radio entertainment with the advent of MP3, iPod, flash drive, CD music and satellite radio. I use three 16GB flash drives, a 38GB iPod and a few antique CD's. Don't have much need for AM/FM radio reception.
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I don't think there's much consideration for radio entertainment with the advent of MP3, iPod, flash drive, CD music and satellite radio. I use three 16GB flash drives, a 38GB iPod and a few antique CD's. Don't have much need for AM/FM radio reception.
I don't even use AUX anymore. I added a GROM audio unit which gives my Base 2011 Bluetooth by using the SAT. Everything comes through my phone now.

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