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    horrible FM reception?

    so, today was the first day that i did my daily commute to work in the new ATS.
    it's the standard radio/cue/nav system that comes with the 3.6 premium (if that makes a difference)

    i've been listening to the same radio station in the morning for the last couple of years, and none of my previous cars, had any problem tuning in and giving my nice static free reception.
    this morning however, the ATS served me with static about 50% of the time.
    is there a trick, or option to make FM reception any better?


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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    nope, no tricks or options, the FM reception in the ATS is simply shit

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    Could not agree more. FM sucks especially in the bay area where FM sucks no matter what. It simply sucks a little more in the ATS and the HD going in and out just makes it every worse. Pandora FTW!

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    damn! not what i wanted to hear


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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    Actually I complained about the FM radio reception the first week I had the car. The dealer replaced the shark fin thing and my radio reception is much improved. Still not as good as my old 2004 Accord but better than it was before.

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    A ploy to buy into Sirius?

    Unfortunately, the FM on my Lux also gets much more static than I've encountered on any of my other cars. Come to think of it, never got static on my other cars' FM, and I ahve been driving for 50 years. Be nice if Cadillac would own up to this and do something about it!!! Hey Caddy, are you listening or is this a ploy to get us to buy into Sirius?

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    picked up my ATS yesterday and my favorite station in NY is horrible cannot listen at all will take it to a dealer next week

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    I asked service manager to replace my shark fin and he said your FM antenna is on the rear glass

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    They said they replaced the radio antenna, and it seems as though i mistakenly assumed it was the shark fin
    Tell them to replace the FM antenna then!

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    the radio antenna is in the rear glass its impossible to replace it

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    maybe there's a signal booster somewhere in between the antenna and the head unit.?
    or in this case... there should be one?


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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    Can't those exact same problems be caused by a metalic tint or a poor tint install that damaged some of the wires? Might be worth checking out.

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    Can't those exact same problems be caused by a metalic tint or a poor tint install that damaged some of the wires? Might be worth checking out.
    That certainly is a possibility, but I get static and haven't tinted yet. BTW, when I do tint, I will be using a ceramic tint as that will not interfere with my radio, nor my radar detector.

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    I haven’t experienced static but there’s one HD station that cuts out when I go into a valley. My main concern is that I occasionally lose FM and AM reception entirely. No stations can be heard. XM, SD and Bluetooth continue to work when this happens. Typically, the radio will work for 5-12 minutes after starting the car and then die. My dealer supposedly checked it out when CUE was updated but I doubt they did anything. Maybe there’s a bad cable connection from the antenna? Bert

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    Re: horrible FM reception?

    What's FM? Is that kind of like an 8-track? Just kidding. Sorry to hear the FM reception is no good. Use XM. They're willing to wheel and deal on the price. Tell them what you want to pay for it, and they may just say ok. They did for me . . .

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