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Old 07-07-2013, 01:25 AM
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I have a 2013 BigHorn CC with the 8.4AN radio (uConnect version 13.19.0),

Since I picked up the truck I've noticed tons of static and pretty awful reception on FM stations. When sitting in one spot its not bad, and most of the time doesn't cut in and out and the HD kicks in... But when driving, the HD seems to always buffer and when its not in HD its always very tempermental static-wise, cutting in and out.

Is there any fix to this as I've heard its a common problem?
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Yup! Already a couple threads started on this issue. I'm on my second radio and still does it. Service manager said Dodge is aware and working on a fix. Sucks when you pay 40K plus for a vehicle and you can't even listen to you local stations.
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I seem to remember that one member said the same thing
I believe the solution had something to do with the antenna
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I seem to remember that one member said the same thing
I believe the solution had something to do with the antenna
Hi, any chance on checking the connection to the antenna ?
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I don't have any information on the new 2013 radios
i don't believe any member has mentioned removing their own 2013 radio

you may be able to find out more from one of the JEEP forums
they seem to like tearing things apart by themselves


what i know about the radios before the 2013s
i either read on the Jeep sites & from XSDBS, who is a member in here & on other forums
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I hope Bighorn453 is one of the lucky ones and a loose antenna is the fix. First thing my dealer did was to install a magnetic roof mounted antenna to see if that was the issue. They have a number of vehicles that have come back with the same complaint and my service manager is supposedly communicating with Dodge as they are trying to find the cause.
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I'm glad im not one of only a few people with this issue...
I did notice the antenna was a bit loose from the base where the threads are, but I tightened it back on and I am still noticing the same amount of static.

Even more so the constant in and out of HD radio (buffering) all the time makes the whole listening experience even worse. I like sxm a lot but the sound quality doesn't compare.
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I'm glad im not one of only a few people with this issue...
I did notice the antenna was a bit loose from the base where the threads are, but I tightened it back on and I am still noticing the same amount of static.

Even more so the constant in and out of HD radio (buffering) all the time makes the whole listening experience even worse. I like sxm a lot but the sound quality doesn't compare.
Take it back to your dealer. We need to keep pressure on Dodge. This is not acceptable. I end up using my 05 Neon because the radio is crystal clear. I live in the Phila. area and we have a ton of great Radio stations. I tried the XM now and then but it don't compare. I have had my truck since February and still no fix.
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