This is one of those niggly little problems that has already cost me just short of £100 at the garage and, because my motors old (2002), doesn't warrant a lot more money spending on it. I know it's one of those problems that people who understand cars and are good fiddlers (ooer missus) will know how to solve so I'm bringing it here, to you practical grandads, for help.
For the best part of six months now, my radio has decided randomly when it's going to pick up FM radio. It will pick up LW/MW all the time but FM only when it likes.
Start the car up - radio works, no FM reception, drive a short distance, say to local shops - no reception. Continue driving for 20 minutes and maybe it'll pick up. Could not stay loud and clear for over hour but could also randomly cut out after a couple of minutes. LW/MW available since ignition.
I took it to local garage who suggested the electric aerial needed renewing. Did that and, guess what, the radio worked for them but next day when I went to drive it, it didn't work again. Took it back and basically, got a shoulder shrug and suggestion to go to Halfords to get a new radio fitted.
Now I'll do that but I'm not convinced that the radio is the problem - if you know what I mean. Could it be connections elsewhere? But why then am I getting MW but not FM?
Does anyone have a clue?
I'm not adverse to getting radio out and having a fiddle but need to know what I should be looking for.
Or am I just putting off the inevitable.
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