Ok, kind of a boring topic, but my good old factory am/fm/cd is all of the sudden getting very poor reception. Do I need to replace my antenna or is it possible the head unit is dying? What is the usual cause. I have to be right on top of the radio station to get decent reception. I'm guessing I need a new antenna, any suggestions?
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the antenna might have just popped out of the back of the deck. an antenna doesnt just go "dead". but hell, its a good enough reason for me to stick a nice deck in there (under 100 bucks of course, you know it will get stolen)
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I'd check the connections. There are two -- one at the radio and one about halfway between the radio and the side of the tub (the wire from the antenna plugs into a jumper and the jumper plugs into the radio). The connection between the jumper and the antenna came loose on me once and I had crappy reception. I didn't realize that the wire was actually two pieces until I started digging around behind the glove box because the connection (on my vehicle, at least) was covered in a foam sleeve.
I'd check for frays in the cable, also.
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sounds like you got the connector eather loose, or off.... cause without any wires connected, I doubt you would get anything... the wire is prolly acting as an anteanna for you... a crappy one of coruse..