I am completely new to all of this so apologies if i'm coming across as a novice. Been searching the forum trying to find advice and haven't seen anything.
Basically my AM radio just has absolutely nothing coming from it, FM works perfectly. Been told by a few folk it could be the amp that needs changed but I don't know the first place to look or check if this could be the case.
If someone could point me in the direction of a guide on how to replace the amp that would also be greatly appreciated!
Why would it be the amplifier unless you are referring to a radio signal amplifier? I thought the AM frequency was being phased out like FM will be at some point in the next x number of years. At some point all cars will need DAB radio in the UK.
As I said, I don't really know the first thing about this so just going on advice from others. Spoke to my local dealership and they were proposing replacing the radio for £700 which is obviously just not worth it. I'm guessing it would be the radio signal amp though.
With the FM radio working absolutely fine, i'm assuming it's not an issue with the actual unit.
My AM radio periodically develops heavy static, especially when in drive. The last time around the fix was "On diversity antenna, no change, ran dedicated ground from trans control unit pin 25 and pin 4 to good ground location. AM reception seems better and when drive or reverse is selected reception does not get worse anymore." This may have nothing to do with your issue, but might be worth trying before shelling out 700 pounds.
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