|25th September 2011, 16:06||#1 (permalink)|
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Why Is My Radio Signal So Crap??
Just bought a 2006 Civic EX, but noticed that the radio signal is **** and I find myself forever tuning the radio.
Has something failed or were they built like this for some crazy reason.
|25th September 2011, 16:09||#2 (permalink)|
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The Civic has poor radio reception compared to many other cars.
Poor radio reception - Civinfo Wiki
(I know the Wiki says that reception is "excellent" in most cars, but I don't agree myself).
If you are in a town centre tuned in to a major radio station, is there still a problem?
If so something may actually be wrong.
|25th September 2011, 18:02||#3 (permalink)|
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I don't suppose that it would all that difficult to install an in-line signal amplifier ...
The sort of 12V unit that is often used in Norwegian mountain cabins ...
Would that provide a fix, or is more complex than that ? ...
Has anyone ever done this ? ...
|26th September 2011, 06:26||#4 (permalink)|
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My radio reception is no worse than my previous IS200 that had an external aerial. I judge this by the way my station of choice is just starting to fade as I approach the office.
The problem as I remember is a dodgy earth connection and/or broken wires in the rear window.
JDR - AFAIK the aerial wire isn't a normal coax so you can't do anything fancy with it like amps or third party aerials.
|26th September 2011, 07:22||#5 (permalink)|
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