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#182 of 211 Re: 2008 Civic Radio Reception [bluecivic]
Jul 11, 2008 (6:10 am)
Yes, that's one of the things the dealer mentioned as a possible explanation. However, my tint was installed by the dealer; and according to them, they don't use metalized tint.
If your tint was installed somewhere else, that might explain it. You might ask them if their tint is metalized or not. (I'm not even sure what that really means.)
Does your AM reception get better if you turn your car off? My AM reception is great as long as the engine isn't running. That makes me think it's something other than the tint.
One thing I intend to do, but haven't yet, is go to the dealer and check out radio reception on the lot, to see how mine compares to other Civics. I suppose it's possible that the factory-installed stereo is just inferior.
Please post anything you find out. Thanks!
#183 of 211 Re: 2008 Civic Radio Reception [civictory]
Jul 11, 2008 (7:05 am)
Yes, the interference disappears completely when the engine is off. That's good to know that you have dealer installed tint and have the same problem. I can accept weak reception because of a cheap factory radio but interference has to be a problem.
So, who's going to be the first to try to get the dealer to fix it?
#184 of 211 Re: 2008 Civic Radio Reception [civictory]
Jul 22, 2008 (9:22 am)
In my case it was definitely the tint. I had the dealer look into it when I went to pick up my tags and they said it was definitely the tint. The service guy pointed out the entry points for the antennae on the back window. Next I went to my tinting guy who was disbelieving. A bit awkward at first but it had to be checked out. First I had him only remove the top section of tint that was over the antennae to see if it was because the tint was in contact with the antennae. The interference changed slightly but it didn't go away. When he removed the rest of it, it went away completely. I go back Wednesday to have him put non-metallized tint. Hopefully, the interference won't return.
Hope this helps. Good luck on your situation.
#185 of 211 Re: 2008 Civic Radio Reception [bluecivic]
Jul 22, 2008 (11:07 am)
Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you corrected your problem.
I haven't made it in to the dealer, yet; but your experience definitely gives me somewhere to start. I can't imagine that the dealer would put metalized tint on, but who knows?
#186 of 211 Re: 2008 Civic Radio Reception [civictory]
Sep 08, 2008 (11:32 am)
"I can't imagine that the dealer would put metalized tint on, but who knows?"
most dealers subcontract this out, and probably have no clue as to what is applied.
My dealer has had to pay for over a dozen new rear windshields due to their (at that time) tint installer cutting the lines for the rear defroster.....
#187 of 211 Re: 2008 Civic Radio Reception [civictory]
Oct 04, 2008 (8:17 pm)
I purchased my 2008 Civic Coupe EX-L-Nav one month ago and the AM reception is so poor that it is not tolerable to listen to. I took it to my dealership with other issues besides the radio, the service advisor said others have been complaining about AM reception. They said they would pull the head unit and check all connections, they found nothing. It seems to me to be a combination of things, the first is either an insufficient AM antenna or poor placement. The bigger source of the problem seems to be in the electrical system, each additional electrical component turned on generates even more static on AM stations. For example, put on an AM station then turn on the rear-window defogger, it introduces more static. Seems like Honda needs to provide a filter on the power feed to the radio.
For most people I realize this isn't a problem, but this Civic was purchase for one reason, a gas-miser commute vehicle for my two hour daily commute. The AM talk radio for two hours is my daily dump of the news. If Honda is unwilling to provide a fix, they should offer to provide free XM subscription so we can at least tune into the syndicated talk shows.
#188 of 211 Re: 2008 Civic Radio Reception [brzuchalski]
Oct 06, 2008 (5:37 am)
Thanks for continuing to post on this topic. I've been unable to find a solution, so far, to the AM reception problem. If anyone finds a solution, please post it here. (Metallic window tint does not seem to be the source of my problem.)
#189 of 211 NEED HELP for my RADIO
Feb 09, 2009 (4:38 pm)
Hi, everybody I just bought a car a 2005 Honda CIVIC EX COUPE the battery died. As a security precaution the radio is shut off and you have to enter a 5 digit code in order to get the radio working again. I cannot find the code, and the dealer wants to charge me $45.00 to take out the radio. Any other alternatives or code info?? COULD anybody help me find the code please?????? serial# U2607L4138 and VIN# 1GHEM22975L075724
#191 of 211 honda civic 2003 a/c problem
Feb 09, 2009 (5:26 pm)
I have a 2003 honda civic and last summer my a/c was blowing cold air for just 20 minutes and after the car being sitting for a while the a/c will work again. Now my a/c don't work at all, the compressor clutch doesn't engage, it will engage if I jump wire it at the relay in the hood fuse box, this is as far I went troubleshooting it.
Can somone tell me what else is going on with the car, or at least give in idea what else can be wrong with it.