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Tuner not selecting stations reliably, and makes "crackling" through speakers.

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  • Robert Wilson Nov 06, 2010

    Model No. of unit is WPSS1A.

  • Robert Wilson Nov 06, 2010

    Don't know how old unit is. Just purchased on Ebay! May not have been used for some time. Looks to be little used, and generally in good condition. Perhaps could purchase another cheap one for spares, and hope the Tuner is good?!

  • Robert Wilson Nov 06, 2010

    Thanks for reply. Not what I wanted to hear, but probably correct! Will use C.D. Player, if Tuner doesn't improve. Thanks.

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I need to know what make / model of device you are working with here that is causing this issue. I will be glad to help you but have no idea where to start here with information about what it is that is not working.

Please just reply to my answer here and I can help you.

Thanks,
Tim

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    Tim Grayson Nov 06, 2010

    Ah ok this is one of these Jeep radios then, correct? It sounds like the tuner in the radio has failed - I have seen it a good number of times in these radios. How old is this unit? Finding parts to repair one of these radios is extremely difficult to do. If you have tried moving the radio around to see if you can improve reception and nothing makes it better then unfortunately that would confirm the tuner itself has gone bad.

    Thanks so much, let me know what you think here and what you find...

    Tim

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    Tim Grayson Nov 06, 2010

    You definitely could... if you just purchased this on ebay you can actually return it for a full refund though as long as it was less than 30 (I think it may even be 45 days now) days ago...

    That is what I'd recommend you do if possible and get another one, or personally I recommend you avoid these Jeep radios altogether as they are known to use some of the more "inferior" parts out there and generally have more problems than other radios.

    Tim

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