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Horrible reception on 2011 stock radio

Horrible reception on 2011 stock radio

Postby NHSilverado [OP] » Aug 12 2012, 8:08am

I dunno maybe it is just me but the reception on my radio in my 2011 Silverado is pretty poor...for example my friend who has a 2004 Silverado can get reception on an AM Boston station well into Maine....it fuzzes out on my truck if I get outside of 50 miles.....even the FM stations that are usually pretty clear on my other vehicles is pretty bad on this truck


I have a lemon radio or this pretty common?
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Horrible reception on 2011 stock radio

Postby Machster69 » Aug 12 2012, 1:46pm

Ive heard other complain of same issue. Verify the antenna is tight(mine wasnt) and verify the coax wire isn't loose at a splice before the radio(i think someone said it is spliced before the radio)
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Re: Horrible reception on 2011 stock radio

Postby NHSilverado [OP] » Aug 12 2012, 1:53pm

Yeah the first thing I did was check the tightness of the antenna...didn't look at the coax...can you see it looking under the dash?
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Postby GilThorpe » Aug 12 2012, 2:03pm

sure seems like something is wrong with the antenna........you should still be covered under the original warranty, correct? as much as a hassle as it can be to bring it in for that, I have a $15/15 minute rule, if I cant fix it for $15 or less in 15 minutes or less, I bring it in. Of course, it helps to have another car you can use in the meantime
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Re: Horrible reception on 2011 stock radio

Postby NHSilverado [OP] » Aug 13 2012, 3:36pm

I'll be bringing it in for the windshield crackling noise when I rotate back home ( I bet I get the never heard of that issue look) I'll ask about the radio as well
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Re: Horrible reception on 2011 stock radio

Postby RedHorse 823 » Aug 13 2012, 4:04pm

my 93, 04 and now 12 all had bad reception on the AM band and ok/fair on the FM.
I just learned to deal with it...

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