Radio noise '01 LW300

Discussion in 'Saturn L-series' started by Oppie, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Oppie

    Oppie Guest

    For over a year now, I have had intermittent static, weak signal and
    generally poor radio reception on our 2001 LW300. I had hit a low branch
    with the antenna a while back and the radio seemed to get worse at that
    point. Turned out to be a 5 minute job to fix. Had tried replacing the
    antenna with a borrowed one from another saturn and it had no effect. Last
    week, I noticed that the interference went away when the left hand side
    windshield pillar was bumped... Today, took off the plastic cover (remove
    round plastic cover, remove 10mm bolt and snap out). Found there is an
    in-line connector for the antenna and it had become loose. Shoved it back
    together and taped it in place to prevent it loosening again. Radio is

    fyi- along side the antenna wire runs the hose for the rear window washer. I
    was pleasantly surprised again (the first time was replacing the heater core
    was a 20 minute job) with the accessibility of the components. Most cars
    I've worked on have the wire bundles inside the pillar which make access to
    harnesses nigh impossible.

    Oppie, Feb 11, 2009
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