: Poor AM Reception for 02 STS w/Boze and Nav

10-20-06, 01:42 PM
02 Seville - STS , w/Bose & Nav. Bought car in late 04 w/30K on the odo.
Great car except for the fact I have always had poor AM reception. I'm pretty sure that the problem is the antenna cable since when I hit the headliner the reception clears up.

Question: how hard is it to change the cable?

10-20-06, 04:30 PM
What the hell does that have to do with a NorthStar motor? Your problem might be Booze not Boze. LOL

10-20-06, 05:46 PM
Hey he goofed
Might have thought that changin the cable is technical
Am sure the admins will move it if they feel its neccesary
Relax and enjoy a cold one lol
I sure will

I personally dont get great reception on my AM either.
Probably only get 3 stations good. But at least the one I want is one of the 3.
But still are about 2-4 spots during my commute where it sounds off for a couple secs. But those are areas where cell use is also buggered. Thinkin microwave towers or something, and also the main power transmision lines that string across and along the highway.

I also noticed with my FM that while using RDS and having the Message option on, (displays song titles etc...), that there was one station that wouldnt hold. For some strange reason it would change itself to a classical station. I turned of the Message and all is fine.
But dont think that option even works for AM. So probably not the problem. Just thought Id add it in. Probably too much boze LOL

Just found this in my manual for my 01

"The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM,
especially at night. The longer the range, however, can
cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick
up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try
reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ever get it."

Hope that helps before you go about changing anything.
Cheers thelhb

10-20-06, 05:57 PM
I don't know how long the cable is, but removing the headliner should give you an idea of the job...of course then you have to factor in the time to remove and replace the headliner. The antenna junction box is at the top of the rear window above the headliner.

10-20-06, 06:24 PM
thelhb, you might want to post this in the Cadillac Audio, Video, and Security System section. There may be more help over there. This section here is for motorheads.

10-20-06, 09:50 PM
cdrom based nav? or dvd based?

10-21-06, 09:03 AM
2002 Navigation is DVD-based.

10-21-06, 12:43 PM
i thought 03 was the switch over?

10-21-06, 02:39 PM
Nah...2000-2001 were the only years for the CD-based system, thankfully.

10-21-06, 02:51 PM
learned sumthing new