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Offline forestergreg

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V7 STI, am/FM reception problems
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:49:06 AM »
Hey folks, finally got tired of not being able to get any of our stations on the JDM deck so I plopped in a new pioneer. Long story short I'm on the right band now but reception is awful, not even worth trying to listen to the radio.

From what I can gather the antenna in JDM bug eye's are in the rear glass, correct me if I'm wrong on that.

Has anyone had this problem and corrected it? Do antenna boosters actually work? Is the JDM antenna plug slightly different than N/A ones?

Thanks in advance!

Offline Coops1313

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Re: V7 STI, am/FM reception problems
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 08:29:30 AM »
The reception on my JDM forester is sh*t as well. i just got an amplified external antenna from amazon, i will have some feedback as soon as i get it installed! it has to be better than it is now! haha
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Offline forestergreg

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Re: V7 STI, am/FM reception problems
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 08:39:17 AM »
Sweet, let me know how it goes. I was eyeing up a small antenna that just mounts on the glass since there's already 4 damn antennas from the tv service on my glass lol

Offline WAGOWN

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Re: V7 STI, am/FM reception problems
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 11:42:42 AM »
People still listen to the radio?
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Offline Vancouver98STi

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Re: V7 STI, am/FM reception problems
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 02:40:11 PM »
People still listen to the radio?

It's simpler than carting around a live band.  ;)

Offline forestergreg

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Re: V7 STI, am/FM reception problems
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 07:16:56 PM »
Slightly annoying to stream everything, random cut outs on the highway. Also my default when I don't know what to listen to is daft Punk, I really don't want to get tired of daft Punk lol