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Radio reception intermittent

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by BottomDwellingT4rLife, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Sep 18, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    BottomDwellingT4rLife

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    I’ve search the interwebs and only learned that we have 2 antennas, I have the JBL with NAV unit.

    So In the mornings I have zero reception, only static, When I try in the afternoon or night it seems to work like it should. I don’t know where to start with this one. Was planning on installing an aftermarket HU soon and don’t know if this issue is going to carry over. But I would like it fixed until I have the time and money to get a new radio
     
  2. Sep 21, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    I have the same problem but I think my remaining issues are more to do with the radio. I saw some old posts where people used these:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015X33YHO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    My reception improved once I added this but still spotty. I got a super cheap touch screen just for hands free so pretty sure the radio is the remaining problem.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    Thanks for that. I’ll probably order this for my aftermarket radio when I install it but right now my problem is with my factory radio
     
  4. Sep 22, 2020 at 3:16 AM
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    Oops, sorry. Did you take it out and check the connections in the back? Does it do it for AM too?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Haven’t checked the AM. Just ordered all my parts from crutchfield to install my pioneer so I’ll troubleshoot from that point next week if need be.

    does anyone know which antenna is the best one to hook up when going to the single antenna?
     

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