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Lost radio reception in 1991 Chevy Silverado

What could cause the radio in a 1991 silverado to slowly lose reception, AM went first followed by FM which gradually faded out, now I just get static, new radio didn't fix the problem, installed a new antenna as well and it didn't fix the problem

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IT IS THE ANTENNA WIRE THAT RUNS FROM THE ACTUAL ANTENNA MOUNTED ON YOUR TRUCK TO THE BACK OF YOUR RADIO.THIS WIRE IS POSSIBLY BROKEN OR CORRODED.REPLACE THIS WIRE OR RUN A COMPLETELY NEW ONE.

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Well Yes you can improve the reception, please follow the below steps -

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1. If you don't have an antenna connected to your FM receiver, purchase a simple dipole antenna--a simple T-shape flexible wire-- and connect it to the FM antenna inputs on the receiver. Because FM signals are directional, you'll want to experiment with the positioning of the wire to find the best reception of the station you're trying to receive.
 
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6. Upgrade to an external antenna if your receiver, tuner or radio has a place to connect one.
 
7. Buy a passive AM antenna that doesn't need to be connected to a radio or receiver.

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