Date: 14 Oct 1999 22:30:15 GMT
From: Dave Wysocki <>
Subject: Re: 9000 Radio problems

You might try running a separate heavy (10ga) ground lead from the battery to the radio, and from the battery to the antenna. My '84 900 S had poor AM reception until I did this. Dave Wysocki '93 9000 CSE '84 900 S Message by scrapiro <> on: 10/14/99 10:06:23 PM >Hey folks, My AM radio reception is still weak and I do not know a reliable >technician in the DFW area that I could rely upon. Dn't we have any EE's >that are SAAB drivers ? >Resp'y >Rod > >scrapiro wrote: > >> Greetings to the SAAB Community. >> Having received advice in the past on such items as airbag disconnection >> , V6 engine pedigree and rear fog lights, assistance is being requested >> again on radio problems. >> We have two 9000's. The 92 HATCHBACK has the original factory radio >> and provides excellent long distance AM reception.The 95 CDE also has >> the original factory radio and provides weak AM reception. We have >> alternated driving the two vehicles over the same route and noted that >> upon leaving the metropolitan area, the AMsignal strength in the 95CDE >> diminishes rapidly. The AMsignal is soon overridden by the noise >> level.Adjusting the sensitivity from DX to LO and/or reverse does not >> help.Of course the FM performance is outstanding. >> Our previous SAABs have been either 900's or 9000's hatchbacks. Their >> radios have pulled in the AM stations up to 150 miles daytime. The 95 >> CDE is not doing it. >> Could it be the shape of the CDE changing the antennae pattern? Is there >> a higher internal noise level in the CDE radio? >> Any advice or suggestions would indeed be appreciated. >> Resp'y >> Rod > >

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