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Bad reception I use to be able to get all of my favorite radio stations in clearly. Now I'm only able to recieve about 3, 4 if I'm lucky, FM stations! My car antenna is out all the way and nothing else has changed with my car. Just suddenly happened.

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I see you've already read the "Troubleshooting" section of the manual! The only other things I can think of to check would be the actual connection between the radio (aka head unit) and the antenna. It's usually just a press-fit connection behind the radio, but if it's loose, corroded, or is touching some other metal, it could affect the reception.
There's also the small possibility something changed at the transmitter tower for the radio station. That happened in my area once, where they changed the direction in which most of the signal power was being broadcast. Westside reception got better, eastside reception got worse.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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