My SL100 will not work over my FM radio in my car the reception is all static on every channel selected! It used to work fine but the last two months it has been getting worse. I tried an indoor antenna in the car to see if the antenna went bad and it still gets all static . Radio works fine in home docking with Wi Fi! What can I do?
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Re: SL100 static and bad FM reception
I have noticed various changes in my invehicle FM reception as well. There should be a external antenna that came with your car kit. This is precisely for these types of issues. It is designed to run along the windshield inside the car closest to the Cars radio antenna. It should plugin to the bottom of the cradle. Then tune it into a clean FM station (one that has no local station on it) and position the cradle and/or ext. antenna till you get the best reception in your vehicle. It could very well be that the antenna has come has loose on your car stereo backplane. You would probably notice decreased reception on regular AM/FM stations as well though.
Your wifi reception/functionality is a completely different animal and has no bearing on the FM transmitter in the car cradle. When your on wifi your not receiving signal from a sat. anymore just simply streaming internet audio like your computer.
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Many car stereos have more new connections that MP3 playerslike the iPod can be connected and played through the stereo. For new carradio, you only need to connect the device and the MP3 player. If you have anold stereo, connect your iPod or connect a 3.5 mm stereo cable or FMtransmitter. Connect iPod directly to the stereo with a stereo cable willresult in better sound quality on the FM transmitter, which can be interruptedor static signal.
AUX 1. Find an AUX port. The AUX is a hole, only small to belocated on your car radio face. (The size is perfect for connecting headphonesor an auxiliary cable.)
2. Connect the 3.5 mm stereo cable into the hole in front ofyour car.
3. Connect the other end into the hole stereo AUX jack /headphone jack on top of your iPod.
4. Connect your iPod.
5. Activate the AUX input. This will be different for eachcar. You may need to field through your input options (e.g., FM, AM, CD, etc.)to access the AUX. Or you may need for your stereo pressing the Menu button.Then, the options for auxiliary input field to the AUX input as possible.
6. Find a song on your iPod and press the Play button whenthe auxiliary input is activated. If you do not hear anything, make sure thevolume on the iPod device and radio. If the iPod is playing your song, you'llsee the song progresses on the iPod screen.
FM Transmitter 1. Find an FM transmitter that is compatible with the iPod.So let your FM transmitter near your car radio.
2. Connect the iPod to the FM transmitter.
3. Tune the radio to your car radio has a frequency thatonly static, then the vote of the same frequency channel using the buttons +and -.
4. Connect your iPod. Then a number and press"Play." Make sure to turn all your volume on your iPod. You should beable to use his music. If not, find a new frequency until you find one thatworks with the iPod and the transmitter.
<p>You can add an iPod to a stock radio in your car, even if
the plant does not have an auxiliary input or iPod input using a specific
number of iPod car accessories. One such accessory is a cassette adapter that
plugs into your iPod as a headset, but ends on a cassette tape to your stock
cassette radio. However, not all cars have cassette players, thus more
accessible to the FM transmitter. <br />
<p>1. Connect your iPod to an FM transmitter, if you connect
headphones to the iPod. <br />
<p>2. Connect the FM transmitter to your cigarette lighter to
power and then to the transmitter. <br />
<p>3. Press up and down on the transmitter to the FM
transmitter to change, you will pass the signal to your radio. Choose a station
that is not a radio station on it so you do not interrupt the signal. <br />
<p>4. Set your stock radio to the channel you selected on your
transmitter and then play the songs on your iPod. You will see the songs on
your iPod through the radio station you selected. <br />
When it's booted up use the +/- buttons to navigate to radio, press play/pause to enter the radio tuner, it's default station is 88.something , use the |<< and the >>| buttons to navigate stations, hold the player around in the air to fin good reception, look around in the radio menu and you can record songs/talk shows off the radio, be careful, if you're recording and you hear static, it will record the static. good luck!
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No, it should work, although it will depend on how good your reception is. This depends on how strong the signal is where you are trying to receive. If you have tried scanning for channels and all you receive is static, it's possible your tuner is bad. Have you tried to tune it to a known good station manusally?
For the best possible reception in FM mode, please ensure that the earphones are securely
plugged into the T.sonic.
In FM Menu
Scan for a Channel
Press the right (Next) or left (Previous) of Joypad once to step through selecting the
channel. Alternatively press and hold the right (Next) or left (Previous) of Joypad to
quickly auto-scan for the next channel.
i think the antenna is in the phone wiring...but try this as a test: purchase a "Y" headphone splitter and plug that into the player then pug each set of headphones in...any improvement? if so, the phones you purchased do work but not same wiring configuration as original.