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Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 23:15:44 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: AM band on the radio is gone

michael wrote: > Hello all, > > Just recently, I started noticing that the AM band on my radio started > cutting out. At first I thought it might be overhead wires, cloud cover, > rogue garage door openers - anything that could cause interference. Sunny, > cloudy, hot, cold - didn't matter. First it was just the first programmed > station, then all of them went. FM band is fine and so is the CD player. > Haven't noticed any crackles, static or other noise, and nothing has been > stuffed into the CD slot (daughter hasn't found it yet). > > This is a 2002 9-3 with 12K on it. Granted, the roads in Boston are a bit > rough, but if it's a loose connection, wouldn't that affect both bands and > the CD output? Just a bit puzzled by this one. Then again, the radio could > be just another quality GM product (yes, that's sarcasm). > > Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. It's going in for service in a few weeks > anyway, and this is on my short list of things to be fixed. > > -Mike > > > The May 17, 2004 Wall Street Journal quotes Robert Lutz about a reorganization to save money by sharing more components with other GM brands. The suspension system on the 9-3 was one of his examples. He is further quoted as saying "I don't think we're ever going to get a customer to crawl under . . " and check out the components in the car. He is right, by definition a customer is someone who buys the product . . I drove the new Saabs - and yes I did crawl under the car to check out the suspension and drive train. I ended up buying a 1993 900 Turbo SPG :-)

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