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From: human <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I BET it is the fact
>that I have a couple of dud traces - they probably generate a little arcing
>- - not much, but it would play havoc with the antenna being right next to
>and me always listening to stations that are 50 miles away. BTW it does
>lessen over 15 minutes or so.
I can confirm this. My Avant had about 5 or 6 non-working tracks on the
rear demister. I tried to fix these with some ten-year-old silver paint.
The result was still 5 or 6 non-working tracks, and loads of interference
on FM. Because the paint was so old, the silver had come out of solution,
and the tiny amount that I did get onto the tracks was enough to cause some
kind of arcing, but no heat.
I have just bought some new silver paint, but have not had time to put it on
1984 Audi 80 quattro
1983 Audi 100 Avant