Radio Signal Terrible

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Hi all,

I have an 07 c3 and since I've owned it, the signal on the standard radio is terrible. I can get a max of 3 stations at best and 2 are local stations.

I tried an aftermarket aerial which made it heaps worse.

Any suggestions, or if anyone has any instructions on retuning to try and get other channels at least?

Cheers.
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C3RIS wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:08 pm Hi all,

I have an 07 c3 and since I've owned it, the signal on the standard radio is terrible. I can get a max of 3 stations at best and 2 are local stations.

I tried an aftermarket aerial which made it heaps worse.

Any suggestions, or if anyone has any instructions on retuning to try and get other channels at least?

Cheers.
Did you change the complete base or just unscrew and replace the part that is easily removable?

You may have damage to the base.

Do you have the original factory radio fitted?
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Did you change the complete base or just unscrew and replace the part that is easily removable?

You may have damage to the base.

Do you have the original factory radio fitted?
Thanks for the reply, no I replaced just the easy unscrew antenna.
Yes still factory radio

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Replacing the unscrew bit only helps if the original has snapped off.

You may need to replace the base that it screws onto, its a big job.

You can pull the radio out with these keys and hook up a temporary aerial to check the radio is ok, then you can spend the time to replace the base if the temporary one works.

Replacing the base and its cabling is a long job, so doing a test first can make sure you really need to do it.

Obviously, if the temporary aerial is also just as bad, then the radio is faulty and don't waste the time replacing the aerial base.
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Arfur Dent wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:33 pm Replacing the unscrew bit only helps if the original has snapped off.

You may need to replace the base that it screws onto, its a big job.

You can pull the radio out with these keys and hook up a temporary aerial to check the radio is ok, then you can spend the time to replace the base if the temporary one works.

Replacing the base and its cabling is a long job, so doing a test first can make sure you really need to do it.

Obviously, if the temporary aerial is also just as bad, then the radio is faulty and don't waste the time replacing the aerial base.
Hi,
So I finally got round to doing this, however the recommended temp aerial didn't fit my stereo?
I'll attach a photo of the back of my unit.

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You can get an adaptor here (ebay) that converts the fakra connector to an old style connector.

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Thank you, I shall try that.
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