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Radio Stations are all static

Cannot locate Fixed Mast Antenna that operators manual says is on the bumper. Radio stations are very staticy after carwash. I believe loose antenna or ground is problem but cannot locate antenna - please help. CD's work fine.

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  • calmaz Jan 11, 2009

    There is no antenna on the fender as the op manual states - it is in the glass of the windshield. I just dont understand why this suddenly happened. Loose antenna connection at radio? Loose ground? Where should I take to get fixed if I cant? Dealership will cost me a fortune!!

  • calmaz Jan 12, 2009

    Nope - added nothing new of any sort

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    You haven't added any trim pieces to dress up the vehicle anywhere near the windsheild, or installed any extras of any kind, under dash, in dash, under hood?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Should be easy to see if it is a fixed mast antennae, but they are usually attached on passenger side front fender? Any grid lines along bottom of windsheild area, or in front glass at all?

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One thing you might try is to stop at an autoglass place where they do windshield replacements. They have probably run into this more than once, and might know right where to look at a much more reasonable price.

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If the antenna isnt there... that may be the problem!! LOL

Have you tried an aftermarket antenna directly to the radio to see if it works properly?

Fixed MAST antennas usually designate a standard 31" antennas protruding from the wheel well on either the passenger or Driver side.... not the bumper.

A solution to the fixed mast/car wash problem is to go with an interior glass mount or hidden antenna. This keeps your wiring out of the outside corrosive environment as well.

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