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Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Vxlgsi » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:54 pm

Is there anything that could be faulty?

Just wondered if the Stereo could be knackered or maybe the ariel?
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by MarkV6 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:52 pm

It's usually the aerial base itself. It houses a signal amplifier, but water will find it's way into the base and damage the circuit board causing it to fail.

You can usually pick up the bases off ebay for a few quid.
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I fixed mine with a screen mounted aerial.
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Vxlgsi » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:18 pm

ah i did wonder if thats what it was, dont like the idea of trying to change it to much.

could i add a signal amplifier in another location?
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by v6 steve » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:11 pm

im sue lmf or autovax do them for about £20 and they come with a new rubber seal
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Vxlgsi » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:23 pm

yeah true, id like to keep the Oe stereo really not sure if find another sc804 that works lol
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by vinny_69 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:03 am

ive never had a cally with a good reception, your best bet is getting one of them window jobbies
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Robs-se » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:55 pm

Mine doesnt like radio 2, can get the others just not radio 2 very well
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Callyman » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:30 pm

Robs-se wrote:Mine doesnt like radio 2, can get the others just not radio 2 very well


Janes Corsa struggles with Radio 2 :?
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by v6 steve » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 pm

Radio 2 how old are you lot :lol:
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Callyman » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:00 pm

v6 steve wrote:Radio 2 how old are you lot :lol:

Some of us are Grandparents. :lol:
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Fraz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:33 pm

it could also be the extension that runs from the aerial to the passenger footwell, I change that for a new one right to the head unit and it got great reception after that
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Vxlgsi » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:47 pm

can i get to it without removing the head lining?
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Fraz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:52 pm

you have to drop the back of it down to access the base, then its easy enough to get it down into the rear panel and run along the cill ...thats what I did, if your wanting to have it running along the roof and down the A piller, then it would be easier with the headlining out the way
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Re: Rubbish radio reception on standard calibra turbo stereo

by Vxlgsi » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:02 am

cool ill have a look
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