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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis radio reception problem

My 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis has developed bad reception in the radio. The stations come in real strong for a period of time (5 to 10 minutes) and then I get a similar period of no reception for any station. I have checked the rear window antenea and connections and find no obvious issues. Is there something in the radio that is going bad? Can it be repaired?

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Check the back of the radio, make sure than the antenna, connector is plug into the radio, if it is, then replace the radio.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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    Larry Wilson May 14, 2014

    theres also another plug under the dashboard on the passenger side

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Radio Reception Trouble Shooting Guide for Grand Marquis ...

Check following areas for loose connections:

A) Connection 1 behind radio.
B) Connection 2 behind psngr side kick panel.
C) Alleged Connection 3 behind glove box.
D) Connection 4 base of back window/rear shelf.
E) Connection 5 rear window.
F) If connections are good, problem is likely a loose/faulty RESISTOR at base of the rear window (where window antenna line connects to radio antenna cable) and/or a faulty Antenna Isolator Module located at the rear shelf. A complete FORD radio reception trouble shooting guide can be found by clicking the link below or copying/pasting the link into your browser's search window...

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/muddyford/2010-09-11_233322_1121.pdf

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