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Poor FM Reception 2010 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Baddog054, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Jan 28, 2012 at 4:08 AM
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    Baddog054

    Baddog054 [OP] New Member

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    I have the standard, non-JBL head unit in my truck and the FM reception isn't good, even with stations that are nearby and have a strong signal. There is some distortion and static on every station, even on the FM modulator in my XM radio. Everything else works fine - AM, CD, Aux have no problems. Any ideas? Could there be a loose/bad antenna connection somewhere? I don't have any aftermarket lights or other accessories that would cause this.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2012 at 4:38 AM
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    Blackshirts

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    Bad head unit. You still got warranty?

    If not I would take it out and check the antenna wire and make sure it's connected.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    Maticuno

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    Check that your antenna is screwed in tight at the fender mount. I know quite a few people, myself included, have had issues where it keeps backing out while driving.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    TastyHuman

    TastyHuman Oh. Bummer.

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    Ask the dealer for factory specs on the receiver sensitivity of the head unit. They can dig up those specs. If it's anything like our Highlander it may have the worst receiver specs on the planet and, if that's the case, the only option is to upgrade.
     
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