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Amplifier/rear defogger Just developed a problem when tuning FM in my A4. When ever I use the rear defogger I get static noise in all FM stations, not AM. I was told my amplifier is defective and they want to charge me $500 to fix it. Is the problem real? Can it be fixed differently or cheaper?

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It started when i got my windows tinted. after the window completely cleared up and a few minutes after that, you can listen to the radio again.

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Sounds like your antanae coax or the antenae is grounded to body somewhere check it out just a shot in the dark good luck hope this helps

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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