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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2003, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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My 97 tj seems to have terrible stereo reception. Is this a normal problem? I have tried two models of pioneer stereo's and they both have had the same reception problem. Im guessing its either the stereo or the Jeep. Anyone experienced this or know of a cure?
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Re: Bad stereo reception problem. Cure?

My CJ has always had that problem...Someone posted recently about a booster for the antenna (???). There was a reply that it works...Can't remember who posted it though. sorry!
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I know I was one of them. They work great and you can get them at any radioshack. (other places too)
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you can get them at any radioshack. (other places too)

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Got mine at The "Zone". Work great.


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Antenna....antenna.....antenna. Put your money in an antenna. Make sure that the antenna mount and the chassis of the radio are hooked to the same ground material. Some in-dash units have a fine tuning pot inside the cassette door or somewhere on top of the unit. Find a normally strong station in your area and use this control to fully calibrate the signal to it's most clear to you.
Also insure that you have a braided ground strap between the body and the frame. These sound like unrelated issues, but trust me, they have solved many a head scratcher for me in the past.

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I had terrible reception in my 97 and I was running a JVC CD player, well it seems the way DC grounded the head unit was through the antenna. I have been tinkering with auto sound systems for a good amount of time, and one of the most imoprtant things in any system is the ground. Typically I always ran at least one size larger cable than the power( 8 gauge power, 4 guage ground).
I ran my own ground to the tub and havent had any problem since.

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I've had terrible reception on mine the past few weeks too. Must of had something to do with breaking the antenna off. [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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