Date: 21 Jul 2003 08:57:06 -0700
From: (4411)
Subject: Re: AM Radio Reception problems

Here's what worked for me on my 95 900S convert that couldn't get am stations from 40 miles away. I put some amplifiers in and in the process ran an 8 gauge ground wire from the battery negative post, attached it to the metal body of the radio, then through to the power antenna. That didn't cure the am static, but did assure me that the system has a good ground. It was a lot of work, but I had to run a power wire to the trunk anyway for my amps. If you don't want to go through this then... Try this first then do the ground wire fix above if you need to. Unplug the antenna lead at the antenna in the trunk. Measure back from the connector about 12 inches. Carefully cut the insulation to expose the woven co-ax wire underneath. Wrap some 8 gauge wire around the exposed woven co-ax wire and solder together. Cover and insulate the connection. Attach the other end of the 8 gauge wire to the antenna mounting bracket with a ring terminal. If you don't do the ground wire fix above, I'd suggest testing the antenna to body ground connection and repair bad grounds there if necessary. I now can pick up am stations from everywhere. No static no noise. The Clarion is actually a pretty good am receiver! Good luck. Hope it works for you. Bob

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