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    Default 2018 RT-L Chrome - FM Radio Reception

    Just traded in my 2012 RT-S for a 2018 RT-L Chrome and noticed that the FM radio reception was, for lack of a better term, was crappy. It couldn't really get any local radio stations at all without static. I did notice that the antenna on the rear was a shorty type antenna. I am not sure if this is stock or aftermarket. Is the FM reception a known issue with this year RT-L or should I be looking for a possible disconnected plug or chaffed wire>

    thanks in advance

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    Lightbulb Just a thought

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    Try removing the antenna and cleaning off any thread locking compound from the male and female threads. It has worked for others.

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    Make sure the flat ground (fat looking) wire is bolted under the seat. I’d unbolt it, brush and reattach.


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    with both other posters ... it has worked for some ..... I also swapped the OEM antennae for a Bosche manual collapseable Auto antennae. this also gave me lots more stations to choose from ..... the entire antennae housing will fit in the right speaker box ./...Mike

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    I use iHeartRadio through my phone. I can also get Sirius radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    with both other posters ... it has worked for some ..... I also swapped the OEM antennae for a Bosche manual collapseable Auto antennae. this also gave me lots more stations to choose from ..... the entire antennae housing will fit in the right speaker box ./...Mike
    Do you have a link to the antenna you used?

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    5EA6E183-C704-4EE4-A017-B36F8121B360.jpg5EA6E183-C704-4EE4-A017-B36F8121B360.jpgWanted to post an update here just in case someone else has this same issue. I removed the old antenna and found the threads hooped with loctite. Ended up destroying the old antenna removing it though. Replaced the mast with a new one about 18” longer and problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NascarGuy View Post
    Do you have a link to the antenna you used?
    I bought it 6 + years ago on E-bay ..... It was a Bosche brand ... black manually collapsible auto antennae. I'm sure there are lots of other sellers with the same product listed as replacement antennae's, for auto's ..... sorry best I can do ..... in order for it to fit inside the housing, I had to change the angler slightly .... my antennae goes thru the rear most portion of the factory armrest .... looks stock ..... Mike

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