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Acquiring signal my unit is over a year old , now i am getting "acquiring signal", cheched antenna and cable there are fine , when remove antenna say no antenna detected , did factory default , no joy any ideas ,note the unit does not leave the vehicle or moved around

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This worked , but it is cheaper to buy a new unit then to replace the Antenna , Thanks for your help

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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Even with the antenna looking like it is in good shape, it still may be the problem here. Physical damage may not be present, but there could be electrical damage (power surge) or corrosion on the antenna if it is in a moist environment. A quick trip to a local stereo shop can confirm this as new antenna can be plugged in to the unit to test. Also, the problem is more evident when the antenna is mounted inside the vehicle. For best reception, it is recommended that the antenna be mounted to the exterior of the vehicle and have a clear view of the sky. Make sure that there is plenty of metal underneath the antenna and you should be fine.

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