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Re: Bad radio reception & some other questions
The amp is part of the antenna itself(in the base). It is very common
for it to go bad. Make sure first that it is not the cable from front
to rear. If you need a new antenna, you have 2 choices: Buy the oem
for $150..+ or buy a VW antenna and cable for $50.00. The only
difference is that the base(where it goes through roof) of the audi
antenna is square and the base of the vw counterpart is round so you
will need to line it up straight and use a little sealant on it. This
is what I did and it works perfectly.
BTW you can get the vw antenna from any aftermarket vw parts source.
Tim NJ 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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Subject: Bad radio reception & some other questions
Author: HAYASHI TAKAYUKI <firstname.lastname@example.org> at Internet
Date: 7/26/96 3:18 PM
The OEM radio in my '90 Coupe Quattro has a very bad FM reception and a
non-existent AM reception. Do you guys know where the antenna amplifer
is in this car? What else should I check (besides the antenna and the
Also I have two questions I would like to ask:
1. When I start the car, all the warning lights between the speedo and the
tach (alternator, seatbelt, brakes, parking brake, etc.) light up for a
second and then they all go off. But my brake light ((!)) doesn't not
go off right away. It stays on for about 15 seconds.
Is this normal? Is this delay caused by the time it takes to build up
pressure in the pressure accumulator or something? BTW, the brake light
never comes on when I'm driving. Also, both brake fluid and hydraulic
fuild levels are o.k.
2. The brakes squeal like hell for the first couple of times I use them
right after I start driving. The squealing sound goes away once the
brakes are warmed up. Is this normal? My previous car never did this.
1990 Coupe Quattro 20v
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