While driving my 2000 Impala one day, the radio went from perfect to pretty much
useless. Where I could get tons of stations very clearly before, I can now (by
manual adjustment only) get one or two, poor signal strength stations (and which
stations those are change daily). Since it suddenly stopped working while I was
driving, I'm guessing it's an antenna problem. I know the antenna's in the rear
window and looks perfect (no visible scratches, etc) so I wanted to see if
someone could point me to places to check for a disconnected or loose connection
or something else that may have caused this.
Thanks so much for any help in advance.
My best guess would be the antenna but, it could be
the three other things. The four pieces to your reception
are the ant(in window), the coax wire in the car, the ant
amplifier, or the Tuner inside the radio.
I suggest removing the radio and plugging in a regular
standard ant, if the radio get reception, then the tuner
My next guess is that its the Antenna amplifier.
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