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Old 10-04-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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FM Reception Help?

Guys, any help on this would be appreciated.

I have a 2012 Wrangler. First thing I did was replace the antenna with an antennax stubby. I noticed no discernible loss in signal. A few months later I replaced the stock radio with a kenwood unit.

when taking the stock radio out, I couldn't get the antenna unplugged, used a screwdriver to try to pry the tab up and broke the tab off. So when I installed the new radio, I shoved the antenna connector in extra, extra hard and wrapped tape all around it. I had VERY poor, almost no signal except on one or two of the strongest stations.

So, eventually, I took the dash back off, got a new connector, plugged it in lightly, had much better reception, problem fixed. Kind of. My radio reception is "OK I guess" but not very strong. Get some static right in town and don't have to go far out of town and it gets worse. Definitely notice our other car has stronger reception. I mean it works, I listened to radio all the way to work today, but had a little static.

Anything that could be causing this? Is there a "booster" that I can buy? Is it possible that I slightly damaged the piece that goes from teh antenna to the piece you plug into the crutchfield antenna adapter? Is the crutchfield antenna adapter just kind of crappy? Any help is appreciated!

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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I would replace the entire antenna wire going from the headunit to the antenna.

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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Agree with replacement. BTW, those connectors come off with a slight squeeze with your fingers.
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