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FM Radio reception is terrible, what could it be?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Weez, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Oct 5, 2018 at 4:07 AM
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    Weez

    Weez [OP] New Member

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    Hi,

    I just picked 2 new (used) Toyotas - 2009 Tundra and 2002 Rav 4.

    Compared to my wife's Ford and all my friends vehicles, the radio reception is terrible... I have no idea why these 2 Toyotas can't pick up radio stations that easily come in for any other vehicle I've checked. Both head units are original.

    For the Tundra, the antenna screws out nicely, I wire brushed the threads and re-installed, no change. Could it be the base? Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    Weez

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    no suggestions from anyone??
     
  3. Feb 17, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    csfuser

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    working on upgrading the audio..
    Just came across this.. perhaps the antenna cable on the HU is no longer connected ??
     
  4. Feb 17, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    alalmcgrath

    alalmcgrath Old Fart at Large!

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    I live in a rural area and my 2011 DC and my 2016 Sequoia both have terrible FM reception. I thought it was because of where I live but recently I have been riding in various types of cars and they all have excellent reception in the same areas!
     

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