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Re: Lousy AM band reception

> Well, assuming that the 200q is like the V8, the only dash speakers that
> get with the Bose system are connected to the hands-free phone ... :)

> Maybe because your 200q20v doesn't -have- dash speakers :)

The speakers are definetily there. But thanks for enlightening me to the
full but purposless function of my dash speakers. Seems to me like Bose
wouldn't have passed up a place like the dash to put a set of their own
speakers. Would it have been too hard to mute the stereo when a call came in
or was being dialed out? (I think I'm going to give this the "Why did they
do that?" Award, (formerly held by the location of the air filter.))

> One of the rears may not be working, check it out and if so, replace the
unit immediately(see my
> earlier post on speaker fires in the 200q20v's.)

Where did you get the idea that a rear speaker wasn't working? They both
work fine. Thanks.

> On the reception problem, I did post my experience before, and the follow
> about making sure that there is power to the antenna amp was an excellent
> one.  You can easily teel whether the problem is in the cable or the amp
> pulling the inner cover on the left side "C" pillar, and unscrewing the
> antenna cable from the amplifier module.  Turn the radio on and set the
> tuner to a frequency where there is an AM station that you should be able
> receive.  Touch the center conductor of the antenna cable and notice if
> reception gets any better or not.  If the reception improves, the problem
> in the amplifier (and the first thing to do is to verify that the
> is getting power).  If the reception doesn't get any better, then it is
> cable.  As I mentioned in the earlier post, based on Anton's work, I'm
> fairly certain that if there is a problem with the cable at all it will be
> at the point where it hooks to the back of the deck ...
> HTH!
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)

Thanks Steve, I'll check there this weekend or Monday.

Ryan Gemmill
85 5ks
86 5ks (Alpine head unit on Clarions)
91 200T