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Old 09-02-2019, 04:27 PM
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Poor radio reception

So I have poor radio reception on a lot of channels that sound fine in my E60.

This isn't a new issue, just one I am finally getting around to.

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Old 09-02-2019, 06:23 PM
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Depending on your model/year/engine/radio spec, there is a powered antenna amp in the rear - maybe the fuse has gone?
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:28 PM
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I tried looking and can't find the post (operator headspace and timing on my part) but I am pretty sure there was a posting about RF interference dealing with the GPS or key fob antenna getting bleed over that could be an issue also. I would hope this jogs somebody's memory and they can help you you out.

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I think the post was that the rear window demister interfered with reception (when it is switched on) - only fix was to replace rear hatch glass…
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:44 PM
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That does sound like what I was thinking, well crap! I am obviously getting dementia

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Old 09-02-2019, 10:50 PM
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That does sound like what I was thinking, well crap! I am obviously getting dementia

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Old 09-02-2019, 11:44 PM
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Befuddled? I glad I can still remember that word and how to spell it..

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Old 09-03-2019, 02:07 AM
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I believe a failing diversity amp can affect radio reception, though not positive.

Does the rear window grid work in anyway with the key fob? Perhaps as an antenna? How could RF interfere when the car is off? I think my fob range has degraded & it’s not the battery in the key... looking forward to hearing back. thanks guys.
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That does sound like what I was thinking, well crap! I am obviously getting dementia

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It may be caused by your occupational hazards.
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It may be caused by your occupational hazards.
Oh, sure.... Use C4 as chewing gum one time and now I'm supposed to think it's bad?

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