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Issues With Radio (static while driving)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 98Jade, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Oct 13, 2016 at 2:04 PM
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    98Jade

    98Jade [OP] New Member

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    When i bought my jeep about two months back, it didn't have the stock TJ radio, and the guy who owned it before me did not wire up the new one very well. When i try and listen to the radio, it works well when im not moving, but when i start to drive, it kond of cuts in and out and i hear a lot of static. But when i have an aux plugged in, or my bluetooth on, the stereo itself works well. Which makes me think its an issue with my antenna. I'm not sure if the issue is tat its grounded wrong, or if i just need to buy a stronger antenna. Any suggestions on what the issue could be? Anything would be helpful because i am not too sure what the ssue really is right now.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome! What kind of antenna do you have now? Have you checked to see if it's properly connected to the head unit?
     
  3. Oct 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    Antennas are cheap and fairly easy to rout. My thought is that the antenna wire has a loose connection or bare spot somewhere between the radio and antenna. It could even be broken under the sheath creating a poor connection.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    tahoeboy

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    You should the ground on the antenna wire. Ground to the card frame or body is intermittent. Also, the little feelers on the hood should contact the body to ground the hood.
     

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