Poor radio reception

Joel Lenorovitz jlenorovitz at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 25 14:02:09 EDT 2001

Just out of curiosity, how prevalent are the antenna amps on the different Audi
models over different years (specifically a '95 90Q)?  I did a stereo swap a while
back and have since had less than stellar reception.  I didn't see any leads to hook
up for an antenna amp though.  There is one for the power antenna switch, but I'm
guessing that's altogether different.  Anyway, just trying to figure out if it's
worthwhile to pull the deck out and search for said wires.  Thanks,


Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 11:12:22 -0700 
From: "urq" <> 
To: quattro at audifans.com 

FM but no AM sounds like a dual diversity antenna with the front and rear
swapped.  The dealer did this to the V8 after I complained that the FM
reception disappeared after the airbag recall was done (yeah, doesn't sound
related, but you should have seen what they did to the car to figure out
what they were supposed to do for the recall!)  Later on I attempted to use
AM and got absolutely nothing.  Dug into it myself and found the antennae
swapped.  After swapping back I got both AM and FM, but the FM is spotty.  I
*think* the problem is that they damaged the antenna lead from the rear deck
while they were messing around ...

As to the other problem ... I've seen several cases where someone swapped in
a new deck but didn't think to wire power for the antenna amp from the new
deck ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)

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