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Poor AM Radio Reception

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#1 OFFLINE   Zathrus


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  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-Max Hybrid

Posted 28 June 2016 - 09:25 AM

I have a 2013 SE with the base (non-touch Synch) radio. FM reception is fine, but the AM reception has deteriorated over the past few months. I now hear static on local stations that normally would come in very clear. I replaced the antenna stalk (but static/whistling still exists).


I also have started to hear a whistling noise that seems to vary with the speed of the climate control fan. This (along with the new antenna not helping) makes me believe I may have developed a wiring/grounding issue.


Has anyone experienced similar deteriorating AM reception issues, and if so, what was the fix?

Any other ideas on what may be the cause?





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#2 OFFLINE   Spitinuri


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 08:59 AM

I am having the same problem. This just started in the last month or two. My car has been in the shop for tires and an alignment. I also had the coolant flush done. Ever since then my am radio is making that high pitched noise.

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