Date: 6 Feb 2007 09:57:29 -0800
From: "Michael Hudson" <>
Subject: Re: Radio Cuts Out in '02 9.5 Aero

On Feb 4, 9:48 am, "Walt Kienzle" <> wrote: > "Michael Hudson" <> wrote in message > > > > >A strange thing. A strong station will from time to time go instantly > > to pure static. Sometimes for a few seconds, sometimes for a few > > minutes. Hitting scan will usually bring it to perhaps 1 or 2 other > > stations. When the station comes back, it does so in the same way > > that it left, instantly. The curious thing is that if you turn the > > engine off while this is going on, the static goes away totally and > > the station returns. The dealership thinks that the radio is going > > but it seems to me that there might be some kind of electrical > > interference going on. Any thoughts? > > > Thanks very much, > > > Michael Hudson > > Does this happen on all radio bands? > > This might not be a very good thought, but check the earth/ground connection > at the antenna. One way to do this using an Ohm meter is to unplug the > antenna connection from the radio to check that there is a path between the > outer shield connection and the body of the car. There should not be a > connection between then inner antenna signal line and the car's body. As > this is an intermittent problem, you may need assistance to tap the antenna > assembly to see if that causes a change in the Ohmmeter readings. Thanks for the reply, Walt. Yes, on all bands, but I wouldn't know how to attempt your no doubt fine suggestion. I have noticed that the station will come back instantly if I turn off the climate control. Turning it back on a moment later doesn't affect the reception, but it will happen again - the losing of signal, I mean - sooner or later. Any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks again, Michael

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