I have pretty poor reception with a station I listen (or try to listen to) in the mornings and evening for traffic reports. Never had any issue with reception with this station in any of my other vehicles. It's more an inconvenience than anything because I don't really listen to the radio other than for that one purpose. But you may be on to something. BTW - satellite reception seems fine.jasonnjames said:The good news is they replaced my fuel tank under warranty (2300 miles) and that is meant to fix the staling problem. This is as per Chrysler instructions.
The bad news is I have really crap radio reception. Am I the only one?
The car started to get noisy while coasting (rear end hum, probably just a defective bearing), no noise under acceleration. The dealer replaced the entire differential "just in case". Took about a week to have the "made in Germany" item shipped by rail and installed, but no additional noise concern so far.cvp33 said:I've only run into one "dead" area with my Sirius. Granted, I never found a "dead" area with XM but I'm sure there was one. Only had it for 3 months vs. the Sirius for 1 year. The quality of the radio though is ear drum shattering. I can't take anything over 21 for any length of time and I like it loud. I wouldn't say it's the best I've heard but certainly the loudest stock I've ever heard.
Tell me more about your rear differential failure MBZ. I replaced 6 in my 2004 and 2005 CTS-V's. I was hoping that concern ended with the 300 purchase. at:
I know what you mean!! Radio in S. FLA blows! I have not turned on the radio one time- either in my previous 5.7 or the 6.1. I probably won't since we have some better options available to listen to. (MP3's, CD's, Sat)urbanchemist said:i am the same way. i dont even dare put on the radio. most of the stations here in south florida suck. the cd is always playing either regular muisc cd's or mp3 cd's
JGarten said:The simple answer is usually the right one.
Maybe the guys building the SRT8's are *unintentionally* leaving out a step or, more likely, installing a defective wiring harness?. FM tuners these days are pretty sensitive, so they don't need a great antenna vis-a-vis the simple "T" antenna way back there in the rear windshield (usually) works great. All the FM stations I listen to (in all my vehicles) are 35-50+ miles away over some large hills. I had something similar happen to me in my younger "do it yourself" days when I didn't plug the antenna lead to the back of a new radio head. It still picked up strong, local stations (none of which I listen to) but my favorites were "barely there". Once I plugged it in, reception returned to normal.
Not having pulled the head unit from my 300 console to check, is it possible that the antenna lead could have been jimmied loose during installation at the factory or post delivery by hard driving (you know you SRT8 guyz don't exactly drive like Grandpa)?
The big question is: if it's a bad connection in the wiring harness, how would one go about diagnosing it? With a multi-meter perhaps? What connectors might be involved and where are they?