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Erikwi
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factory radio

Post by Erikwi » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:44 pm

i have the stock radio, and its a little deaf. does anyone have this issue? am or FM, just get a fraction of the stations of any other radio
today i changed it to LED backlights
what a project, the front circuit board had to be unsoldered
(reception was the same before this)

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Kozuto_98
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My tercel:: 1987 SR5 Wagon
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Re: factory radio

Post by Kozuto_98 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:53 pm

Are you still using the original antenna? I'm not sure how good the original ones are since my wagon had some amazon replacement when I bought it.
You could try building an FM antenna booster circuit if you want to keep the antenna you have.
The LED backlights look really good!
1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

Erikwi
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Re: factory radio

Post by Erikwi » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:55 pm

yes i have the factory stainless antenna.
yes its a beautiful radio i do not want an aftermarket one. if it is damaged maybe a weak transistor or something i would be happy to have it fixed.

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Re: factory radio

Post by Blank_Man » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:55 pm

This happened to me in my 87 4runner. I had lots of interference from different things around my dash. My CB radio always seemed to cut into my AM/FM radio (when it was on) - Same with my iPhone charger. Seemed to cause my radio to have little to weak signal which sometimes caused the volume to be low.

What's the Washer button? And 27.6 number out of curiosity?

Hope that helps not sure it's the same problem.

Erikwi
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Re: factory radio

Post by Erikwi » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:49 pm

My windshield washer button on the stalk doesn't work.
That's why.
And that number is the outside temp in c.
I always like having an outside temp reading. No reason just I like it

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Re: factory radio

Post by Blank_Man » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:22 am

Erik,

I like that temp sensor. Clean & easy to read - Is it bright at night? Annoying or anything?

Erikwi
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Re: factory radio

Post by Erikwi » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:09 am

no its not annoying at all.

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Re: factory radio

Post by Erikwi » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:31 pm

there is something missing under the hood by the battery box. is that related?

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Re: factory radio

Post by dlb » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:13 pm

Erikwi, I'm not sure why your radio gets weak signals but my guess is that it is antenna related. I would make sure the antenna wire plug is corrosion-free and securely plugged into the radio. If that's not it, I would trace the wire all the way to the antenna to make sure it hasn't been accidentally cut or damaged.

Where did you get the outdoor temp gauge, and was it easy to install? I definitely want one.

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Re: factory radio

Post by Erikwi » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:07 pm

here is a f one
https://www.amazon.com/PEMENOL-Fahrenhe ... s9dHJ1ZQ==

the wire looks fine. it kinda fades in and out sometimes.

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