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Re: am radio not working
THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A RADIO PROBLEM. IT MAY BE WORTH YOUR TIME TO HAVE A DODGE DEALER CHECK THE RADIO TO SEE IF INDEED THE RADIO IS BAD, BUT THEN YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO REPLACE THE OEM RADIO WITH A NICE AFTERMARKET RADIO. THESE HAVE COME DOWN IN PRICE DRASTICALLY AND ARE PROBABLY CHEAPER THAN REPLACING THE OEM RADIO. WITH NO SIGNAL OR STATIC ON THE AM BAND SURE SOUNDS LIKE THE AM BAND IS DEAD. IF I CAN HELP MORE REPLY TO: ARCLIGHT1217
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As suggested it could be underhood electrical interference. If the "static" changes with increased rpms (rev the motor to find out) chances are it is ignition related and could be literally everything from the alternator to the ignition coil through the distributor cap, but best bet is the spark plug wires (which if still original really should be replaced anyway) or the plugs themselves. If your am static doesn't change with engine revolutions and your fm works okay I would check antenna and the antenna connections at the base of antenna and back of radio. if you cant even get a clear signal on the most powerful AM station in your area, I would bet on some kind of break in the connection between radio and antenna. p.s. if you;ve anything plugged into cigarette lighter or other 12volt outlets in the vehicle unplug them before doing any of the rest!
My guess is that you got into the radio tuning circuit (little box with the screws) and, unless you have a signal generator and some basic electronic knowledge and equipment, you are just guessing and it's a hit or miss situation. I don't mean to sound pessimistic but may be you know someone who could take a look at it and let you know if it's worth fixing. Hope this helps.
If you have window tint that contains metal sputter in it. That can cause interference on your fm/am signal strength. If that's the case change your tint to a carbon fiber tint that does not cause interfernce with your radio
Firstly the radio fault, Sounds like a fuse or a wire to the back of the fuse box, I know you say you checked the fuses but the wires to the back can come loose over time. Also the wires to the back of the radio may have came loose. Most likely it will be the earth/ground wire that is not connecting correctly. have you tried jiggling the radio about gently to see if it comes on?
The other fault with the indicator / flasher will most likely be a bulb not working on the wing indicator or side repeater, once the bulb blows it will tick faster. failing that take a look at the relay.