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Car radio question?

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99 Explorer has bad reception. Took radio out, unplugged antenna, plugged back in. Got a little better w/ it in. Worth messing with, or buy new one. Am comes in better than fm, and the higher down the dial you go, the worse it gets. Any ideas? Thanks, Mike

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I think it might be worth tracing the antenna cable back to the antenna to see if there are any corrosion issues.

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What I would do is plug a different antenna in and see if it gets better. If not its the radio! But I have a test antenna!

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I dont know about the Explorers, but many other models have another connection out near the antenna. Trace the cable from the antenna back to the cab to see if there is one. I have found this connection to be the problem more times than the inside one.

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Thanks again everyone. I will try tracing the antenna, and will post my findings.

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That connection should be behind the glove box. You can also pop the cover off of the mast base, take the screws out of the base, pull the base up and make sure the connection is good there. They have a tendency to get corroded.

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