Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Radio reception question in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; HI guys I hope some one here can help me out.
I'm getting very poor radio reception in my 98 ...
I'm getting very poor radio reception in my 98 Eldorado with the Bose system.
Sounds fine with a CD or tape. The reception is so bad that I don't even try to use the radio.
The antenna extends but unless I am near a station I don't get the station clearly or if at all.
I have pulled the head unit and checked the antenna lead plug in and it looks OK.
I looked at the power antenna and the ground for it and it seems to be OK.
The reception is somewhat better if I'm sitting still.
The reception is so bad if I'm more than 10 miles from a station it won't come in.
I'm thinking maybe the antenna or the lead has gone bad.
Does anyone have any suggestions before I replace the antenna?
Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
Re: Radio reception question
If you have an antenna problem and you try the "search" function on your radio in the AM mode, it wont stop at a station. On FM it might stop at 2 or three. That verifies an antenna issue rather than a radio issue. Now, you need to maybe add a grounding jumper wire from the mast to a bare metal piece. If it improves, then I would suspect a weak ground. If your co ax cable screws onto your mast with 2 sheet metal screws, you might remove it and clean the cable end and the under surface of the mounting flange you unscrewed. Report back.