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Old 09-17-2017, 09:29 PM
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Lousy radio reception

Got a new XLT Reg Cab w/ 2.7 about a month ago. Noticed that the radio is weak on picking up our fav station which our old car picked up great. The station is only about 50 to 60 miles away as the crow flies. Any ideas to fix this or am I stuck without my fav station?
 
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:50 PM
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AM or FM?
 
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:55 PM
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:10 PM
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I've been having issues too. Fm stations about 30 miles away. I have a Ford oem radio. I think it's because my cellphone and all the stuff plugged into to the 23 volt DC cigarette lighter outlet. I've changed radios antenna, and coax. Do you have phone or stuff plugged into outlet??
 
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:35 PM
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Occasionally I have stuff plugged in but don't see correlation. I need to research some more. I am getting a better appreciation for country music though.
 
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:40 PM
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Stock radio? I listen to various music including country. I'm have reception issues too.
changed radio, coax and antenna.
 
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:29 PM
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I think all the stuff plugged into power outlet and or cellphone is causing interference. Do you have a stock Ford radio, too?
 
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FLFordF150 View Post
I think all the stuff plugged into power outlet and or cellphone is causing interference. Do you have a stock Ford radio, too?
Stock radio with small screen. Rarely plug anything in other than to charge phone. Many times don't even have phone with me. Looked at antenna connection under hood and looks solid but overly complicated. Getting behind radio to look there looks like no fun at all. Might have to contact dealer and see what they say.
 
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:27 AM
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Stock radio with small screen. Rarely plug anything in other than to charge phone. Many times don't even have phone with me. Looked at antenna connection under hood and looks solid but overly complicated. Getting behind radio to look there looks like no fun at all. Might have to contact dealer and see what they say.
I replaced the coax, only does it when phone sharper is plugged in.
 
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