AM radio reception in a 2006

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Pablo, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Pablo

    Pablo Guest

    I just got a new 06' Civic and love it so far but have found that the
    AM radio reception is TERRIBLE TO NON EXSISTANT. Before you ask WTF are
    you doing listening to AM, lets say I like talk radio.

    Are all yours the same or is mine screwed up???
    Pablo, Feb 7, 2006

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    I'm guessing the '06 Civic doesn't have an antenna that retracts inside
    the front pillar like my CR-V does? My reception is so good that I have
    to retract the antenna a lot or it will memorize in every station in
    North America when I do the 'auto-program' trick.

    'Curly Q. Links', Feb 7, 2006
  3. Pablo

    flobert Guest

    Generally, AM doesn't use the external antenna. At least the sony unit
    in my civic will pick up AM just fine without the antenna
    flobert, Feb 7, 2006
  4. "Pablo" wrote
    Regardless what anyone says, the AM reception in these radios should not be
    non-existent or even terrible. I suspect something, like the antenna, is not
    hooked up correctly in yours. Of course, I could be wrong. Have the dealer
    look at it -- it's all under warranty. I'm on my 4th Honda and have had no
    trouble receiving AM stations, including distant ones both day and night, in
    any of them. This includes my '04 Accord with the antenna in the window.
    Howard Lester, Feb 8, 2006
  5. I actually get decent AM radio reception here in Oregon on my 06 Civic.

    Nicholas Coday, Feb 8, 2006
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Guest

    I'm going to take it in on Friday to see what they have to say...Let
    you know what happens...Pablo
    Pablo, Feb 8, 2006
  7. Pablo

    Rocky Guest

    The 06 Civic I drove today had better am reception than the other cars I
    have driver of many makes.
    Rocky, Feb 9, 2006
  8. Pablo

    TomP Guest

    Your problem could be as simple as the antenna sub-feeder lead is not
    secured to the main antenna lead.

    Also; metallic tint applied to the rear windshield will cause this problem,
    as will a damaged antenna grid line. Usually caused by tint application or
    aggressive cleaning of the rear glass.

    Otherwise take the car back to the dealer and have them fix it under

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    TomP, Feb 11, 2006
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