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Posted by Jim Michael on July 14, 2004, 3:14 pm
 
I just got a 2004 Prius Package 7.  The radio reception is terrible!
Has anyone else had this problem?  Jim


Posted by jimmich on July 15, 2004, 6:38 pm
 
I just got a 2004 Prius Package 7.  The radio reception is terrible!
Has anyone else had this problem?  Jim

It's the scanner - it goes to the signal it thinks is the right
frequency butit's not.  You must mannually fine-tune to that station.
In other words, you should know the frequency you desire.  JM


Posted by Michelle Vadeboncoeur on July 15, 2004, 8:25 pm
 
I assume that the dealer remembered to install the antenna before
delivering it to you?

Posted by Jim Michael on July 16, 2004, 7:19 pm
 Yes - I screwed in the attenna a bit but found out the real culprit was the
scanner.
It lands on frequencies it THINKS is the best.  In my case, I wanted 90.5FM.  The
scanner landed on 90.3FM and I ASSUMED that was correct.  Then I proceeded to
blame
the reception.  I manually tuned to 90.5FM (PBS Classical in Tucson) and the
signal
was clear as a bell!  Thanks for your response and beautiful name.  Jim

Michelle Vadeboncoeur wrote:



Posted by der on July 30, 2004, 2:07 am
 
scanner.

The

blame

signal

Hmmm.  Sounds like AFC is a little too tight.  Does it do this at
higher frequencies or just the low ones?  If it does this at high
frequencies too you might want to mention this to the dealer.  You
didn't put in an after-market Sirius/XM satelite radio did you?  Yes
they have those for Prius (www.coastaletech.com/xm_radio_in_prius.htm)
but the internal antennae connection might have come loose.

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