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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default 2002 Tahoe LS Stock Radio, Crap Reception....

Hello everyone!
Ok so this is my first post

Ok, now to the problem....
Recently, my radio has developed cut-outs and random static on almost all of my FM stations when I am driving around town... I live 30 miles north of Atlanta and the FM stations have top-notch sound quality and broadcast range....

Though it is rather hilly around here, I have not noticed anybody else's radio, regardless of what car, have such an issue with reception...

I have already removed the radio and checked the antenna connection on the back and it appeared to be seated firmly. I also checked the end of the cable that connects to the antenna mount itself and it appears to be fine.

So, whats the deal? I have been Googling but I have only found stuff that is not quite relevant to my issue (ie radio not producing sound)...

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The radio may have gone bad. Is it the stock unit?
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Welcome to CFN!

If you've got a good antenna connection, it's probably the radio taking a crap.
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If you're not worried about quality, Go to Walmart and buy a cheap head unit for like 60$ and slap it in.
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Ehh I am not surprised.. got 127k miles out of it... And the issue with changing the head unit is that it will need a modified harness because I have a DVD player patched into the rear through the tape deck connection

Blegh the stock stuff in hear is crap... I replaced the fronts with Kickers that have rotting baffles... and have extensive water damage and they still sound better than the stock Panasonic and Delco junk thats OEM...

Seeing that I am a broke teenager and my parents refuse to let me get a decent system.... My options are practically limted to stock....

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Yep, my Silverado's speakers are fairly worthless too more likely just from dust than anything. They do'nt sound too good.
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You could try this:

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Yep, my Silverado's speakers are fairly worthless too more likely just from dust than anything. They do'nt sound too good.
You have to factor in a lot of moisture in my situation seeing it was used in FL for 9 years, I am quite disappointed with the quality of the seal between the window and door, I noticed when I opened it up that there was tons of condensation in it from rain several days ago... So yeah cannot understand why anyone would use paper cones in an environment that has so much moisture....


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XD get real I am not that desperate... Besides I have some leftover box material somewhere...

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