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Guide to Faulty Antenna/Bad Radio Reception
« on: May 09, 2006, 21:42:27 PM »
Antenna - Faulty or bad reception

The booster amp in the base of the arial has a power supply lead (under roof lining which easily detaches from the rear - Use double sided sticky tape to re-stick). Don't be tempted to think that it is an earth lead! One of the previous owners of my car obviously thought that this was an earth lead and that the bad reception was down to a bad earth, so he/she soldered an extra wire onto the power supply lead and then earthed it onto the chassis. You could tell that it had made no difference because he/she had then cut the wire again! However, the evidence was left behind!

This is apparently a common fault usually caused by the booster amp in the arial base failing. Replacements are about
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Re: Guide to Faulty Antenna/Bad Radio Reception
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 18:56:54 PM »
The fitted antenna gets it's twelve volt supply from your head unit so check that it provides it, otherwise the blue or blue/white lead needs to be connected to a permanent or switched live dependant on how your stereo is wired. Often overlooked and blamed on a bad booster amp.   :) :)