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Old 08-08-2007, 09:45 PM
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Been driving my '04 X type for about a week. Radio reception is very weak. Seek feature blows by many local stations. Does this car use an antena built in the windshield like GM did 20 years ago (which didn't work)?

Also, after listening to the AM band about 10 minutes, the reception drops to almost nothing. Even for the strongest radio station in the area.

Anyone experience the same problems?

Are the two related?
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:48 PM
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Been driving my '04 X Type for about a week.

I have two issues with the radio:

Reception seems to be awfully poor, no matter what part of town or station.

Secondly, when listening to the AM band after about 10 minutes the reception drops to almost nothing.

CD player works fine.

Anyone else experience these problems?
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i didn't have problems with radio reception at all; however, i've seen a few other x-type owners having issues with radio reception, so it might be part of a pattern. any dealers in your area?
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Your jinxed because your a benz fan!

My radio gets awesome reception seek works fine....must be your antenna or radio...
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LOL at aquill's post .
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You might need a new rear window.
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**** envy, kind of drastic don't you think?
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Owned XJ8 and now a X Type plus a '92 Benz S class and a '86 SL. Trust me Aquill 1, Benz radios are only one step above their cup holders (Benz's don't have cup holders)..

GM used to put the antena in the front windshield. Don't know if they stopped because it didn't work or because they found they could make more money replacing power antenas after 50K miles.

I hope I don't need a new window. I just put in one of those decals of that little kid peeing on a BMW! LOL
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Yeah lol!!! Do it black benz and make the picture you take of it your avatar! I'd like that!

Wish I could help you out more bud...I haven't had a problem and haven't heard too many reception problems since I've been on this site....have any other problems like drivetrain, windows, door locks or a/c I could help ya out!

You could either look into taking the radio away from the dash and check things out...perhaps replace the radio...you can find single din dash kits at www.nexxia.co.uk/
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my radio sucks as well. I dont think i need a new window since my car is almost new.
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Why don't you swap it out man?

BTW if you wanted a good deal on a double din or single din with navi....pretty sure I could get a pioneer double din with navi and all of that for like 800-850....I'll check for ya if you wanted?
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my radio sucks as well. I dont think i need a new window since my car is almost new.
Being new does not matter.

If the antenna in the rear window was faulty when made, its going to give you bad reception from day one.

There is a reception module on the driver's side, behind the c-pillar trim cover. You could try that, but the problem is usually the rear
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Hey peewee if your car is newer why don't you take it in and have it fixed??? Just curious...I loved going to the dealer on the dealers' dime!
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Makes sense Aquill............surely peewee woulda thought of that though?

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If mine was like that and under warranty...I'd be seeing the local jag dealer...now I am officially surrounded by dealers as well! I have one in Novi, Troy and now just outside of Utica here in Michigan...here's a map">
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I have just aquired a 2004 estate SE its has short aerial on roof does not receive stations well does not lock on scan. I will be trying to replace aerial any other ideas would be appreciated.

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I have just aquired a 2004 estate SE its has short aerial on roof does not receive stations well does not lock on scan. I will be trying to replace aerial any other ideas would be appreciated.

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My 04 has almost 0 AM reception, I've pulled the head unit, cheack the ground, the antenna and everything else I could think of, but it still has no reception.
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My '07 X-Type seems to get good reception until I hit hilly roads. That's when it starts to get staticky (is that a word?). Anyway, I haven't tried the AM band; maybe I should next time I take her out. I know the antenna is embedded in the rear glass on the sedan, but I think the wagon has a stalk antenna.
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I just got my new to me car and I am shocked at how bad the reception is. I have had many cars with integrated antennas, but they were all better than this car. But they were all newer too. IS350, Honda Accord, and my Nissan Z all had great reception. Is there any way to boost the signal or improve reception?
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:50 PM
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My '04 gets pretty good reception on FM but AM is really poor. I lose ALL reception any time I turn on the rear window defroster though....it's more like interference.
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