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improving fm radio signal?

Jay85 Aug 14, 2012

  1. Jay85

    Jay85 New Member

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    I have an Audi chorus cd changer/cassette head unit. Outside of town, picks up strong signal radio stations ok, albeit a bit fuzzy. As soon as I head into town, the signal just drops completely. This is on radio stations radio 1 and radio 2. Would it be a problem with my aerial, or connector into headunit, or something else?
    I live in Milton Keynes if that helps. Not really crawling with sky scrapers blocking signal lol.
     
  2. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    sounds like the amplifier for the aerial is kaput!
     
  3. Jay85

    Jay85 New Member

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    Where would that be located and is it something that can be replaced quite easily?
     
  4. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    If you look at the rear window from inside at the top there is a panel that you can just pull off and its behind there

    That's on the saloon anyway! Not sure on an avant
     
  5. Jay85

    Jay85 New Member

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    Ahhh brilliant cheers. Where can you get them from? Dealer only?
     
  6. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    or VW TPS if you can get trade or know someone.
     
  7. Scouse

    Scouse LIVERPOOL

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    Your aerial amplifier must be cracked like mine it's a common fault, which Audi should replace for making a weak part.

    Here's a few threads about it which people have done some DIY fix.

    Easy-Cracked-Radio-Reciever-Fix


    General-Info-AM-FM-Antenna-Booster

    I tried the fix and it's alot better than what it was.

    I hope the new revised part is built better for that price.

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