Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 22:06:27 GMT
From: scrapiro <>
Subject: Re: 9000 Radio problems

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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