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Vauxhall Vectra rear window aerial problem

Discussion in 'ICE, Sat Navs & Dash Cams Forum' started by Nick_UK, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Nick_UK

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    When I'm listening to FM radio in my Vauxhall Vectra, the reception is OK, except when I have the heated rear window switched on, and then all I get is a very weak signal. I've had this problem on previous Vectra's, but all the others were company cars, and the garage fixed it, but this car is mine.

    Any ideas ? This does appear to be a fairly common fault ?
     
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    Nick,

    I believe there's an amp in the roof lining. If the reception gets worse when the HRW is on, I would suspect a bad earth in that part of the loom. The roof mounted aerials on Vectra's are renowned for leaking water, sounds like it could be the problem.

    A mate of mine is a service manager at a Vauxhall dealership, I'll ask his opinion when I see him.

    Regards,

    A. Dork
     
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    check the aerial lead on the back might be close to the REar demister switch cable and might be causing some interference. I have had this problem, but it just cured itself, or it may be due to me pulling the stereo out to check connections were ok and I have inadvertantly sepaated cables, or due to me replacing with a aftermarket headunit.
    Can u go back to the garage and ask them what they did?
     
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    There is an aerial plug and socket behind the f/n/s kick pannel, check it's tight.
     

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