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PostSubject: Bad radio signal/reception   Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:54 pm

Any common problem with these cars to cause this?

My car has almost no AM reception in most areas, and all the FM ones suck. Sometimes I can hit seek, and it will only pick up 93.7 after cycling through the whole dial.

I figure this must be something to do with the antenna circuit. Does anyone know where the antenna's grounded (if so) and such? My car has one of the fixed mast antennas, not a power one.

I might try to toss another radio in there to see what happens. Have the factory CD player someplace from my brother's 94 RMS.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:46 am

Did you make sure the antenna is plugged into the radio?

That said, I have always had poor reception in my cars, moreso the sedans than the wagons. Not near as bad as what you are experiencing though.

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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:31 am

XM radio fixed my reception problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:23 am

^haha

Bill I've yet to pull the radio out, I keep getting sidetracked. It's strange how in one spot the signal will be strong, then I drive a mile or two down the road and all of the stations except for two barely come in. I've had a radio work very poorly before with an antenna disconnected/hooked up poorly, so maybe it fell off up in the dash or something...
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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:39 pm

I pulled the dash apart yesteday, the radio antenna was plugged in, but may have been loose since I jiggled/pushed it in then turned it on, it stopped at all the stations when I hit seek.

Nevertheless, since I had everything apart I decided to toss the factory CD player from my brother's 94 Roadmaster in there...the bracket from my radio fit a little tight on the back of the CD radio (by like 1/16" too much) but it fit!

Haven't had a problem, works great now.
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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:44 pm

Well, that didn't last long...within a day or so it was back to it's old BS. Plays CDs nice, it's definitely the antenna. Looks like I'll have to pull the inner fender well a little to see if I can get in the antenna in there... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:39 pm

I forgot to mention this-

Whenever I get in or out of this car, and mostly over the past month or so, I get a WICKED shock from it, either from touching the top of the door skin, hitting the lock/unlock button with my finger, etc. It's pretty bad, enough so you can hear a zap and if it's dark you can probably see the blue flash too. Maybe I have a ground problem? I mean I get shocks all the time from stuff especially in the winter but none of my other cars were like this...
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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:28 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
I forgot to mention this-

Whenever I get in or out of this car, and mostly over the past month or so, I get a WICKED shock from it, either from touching the top of the door skin, hitting the lock/unlock button with my finger, etc. It's pretty bad, enough so you can hear a zap and if it's dark you can probably see the blue flash too. Maybe I have a ground problem? I mean I get shocks all the time from stuff especially in the winter but none of my other cars were like this...
Shocking! Tell us more. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:38 pm

No Matt, that's just the dry winter air. Happens every winter. In most any car. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bad radio signal/reception   Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:12 pm

I'm having flashbacks Laughing

The trick is to get so fed up chasing the issue and getting shocked that you say screw it and sell the car to Billy lol!
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