A different radio problem

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bigknickers
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A different radio problem

Post by bigknickers » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:53 pm

The aftermarket sony FM radio has bad reception especially when it rains, I suspect the original boosted ariel, so I checked the power to it..............9volts! I then cut the power wire and the radio reception hasn't been worsened............surely 9v can't be right? I'm thinking of buying a new boosted ariel, but if I've only got 9 volts the new ariel probably won't work I guess?

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Re: A different radio problem

Post by PeterN » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:02 am

I have the same problem with mine, I suspect the amplifier has gone faulty, 9 volts ought to be enough to make it work, I have been without a radio except in very strong signal areas for probably a year or more. Mine is an estate with the aerial at the back, not the easiest to get at.

Peter

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Re: A different radio problem

Post by steve_earwig » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:04 pm

The only time I ever turn the radio on here is when I have a passenger I want to annoy. Plinky.plonky plinky-plonky aiouoiuoiuoj yip! yip! yip! :roll:
Talking bollocks sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - fuel leaks galore!
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
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bigknickers
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Re: A different radio problem

Post by bigknickers » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:24 pm

So is mine Pete, just pull off the plastic trim running across the top of the tailgate opening (all the plastic clips immediately break) then pull the headlining down a bit n root around............simples!

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