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Old 11-30-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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Battery and Radio Question...

For the past several years I got static whenever I turned on AM radio stations; some came through but for the most part it was not pretty.

Last week I have a dead battery; went to Autozone and replaced my 4 year old Duralast with a new Duralast AGL.

Static is gone in the AM band ????? What might the explanation be ?
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If all you replace was your battery, you had/have a ground issue. I'd monitor to see if static comes back. Lack of AM is usually caused by a bad ground at the antenna amplifier located in the passenger side A pillar.

Search a bit and you'll see a DYI on getting to the amp and cleaning the connection.
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That would be cool if the fix is that easy. My AM is almost worthless on all but the strongest stations. And then the static is still bad.
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If all you replace was your battery, you had/have a ground issue. I'd monitor to see if static comes back. Lack of AM is usually caused by a bad ground at the antenna amplifier located in the passenger side A pillar.

Search a bit and you'll see a DYI on getting to the amp and cleaning the connection.

Several years ago I did the antenna amplifier ground fix and it seemed to Have worked.
Forgot when the static returned, but it went away when the new battery was installed.

I was curious whether anyone else experienced this happening
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