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medic1555 12-16-2011 07:50 PM

No reception on an OEM radio
 
Just brought home a 2005 Wrangler X today and luv it!

My very first question has to do with the reception of my OEM AM/FM radio. I get absolutely no reception at all unless I stand outside the Jeep with my hand on the top of the antenna (then I can pick up a couple of local stations). I checked the antenna wire and the connection behind the glove box and the cable is firmly connected. I unscrewed the antenna, cleaned the threads, coated them with dielectric grease, reinstalled it...still no luck.
Any ideas or suggestions? New antenna?

Jma20a 12-16-2011 09:53 PM

Pull the stereo and check the connection on the back of the unit

Sccafire 12-16-2011 09:59 PM

Also look behind the glove box and make sure the antenna is connected.

medic1555 12-17-2011 03:20 AM

I was able to reach the antenna cable connection to the radio through the glove box opening. I unplugged the connection and plugged it back in making sure it was tight. Checked the other connection point behind the glove box and it too was tight. Still no reception. First I'm going to try replacing the antenna cable that connects to the radio. If that dosen't work I'll replace to antenna.

medic1555 12-17-2011 03:37 AM

I just located instructions to test the antenna. I'll give that a go.

rclarke 01-02-2012 09:29 PM

How did the antenna situation turn out? I just brought home a 2010 and am running into the same problem. Did you figure out a solution

flash1034 10-15-2012 08:04 PM

Me too. I bought an 06 and have no AM reception. FM seems fine. Any ideas?

Flash

damndirtydog 10-15-2012 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flash1034 (Post 2893362)
Me too. I bought an 06 and have no AM reception. FM seems fine. Any ideas?

Flash

Somebody actually listens to AM radio?:confused:

BlueRidgeYJ 10-15-2012 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damndirtydog
Somebody actually listens to AM radio?:confused:

Lmao.

Heard on the news in Canada AM stations are transferring to FM permits faster than new AM applicants. AM is dooooooomed!

Sorry flash, no idea on new(er) stuff.


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