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Radio Issues.

MoparMopar Posts: 3
edited August 1 in Dodge
I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup with a factory AM/FM Cassette Radio and it will turn on and work normally then after a few minutes the radio will lose signal to all stations on AM and FM. Rest of the Radio still works just no signal. If you hit a bump the radio will sometimes again gain a signal and other times not again rest of the radio works. It will turn on, display lights up and there is sound just sometimes no signal. What could be the problem?

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  • MoparMopar Posts: 3
    Thank you. I did Remove the Cup Holder, Ash Tray and Removed the Outer Plastic Dash Cover/Trim to gain Access to the Radio and honestly what I found is that the Radio Antenna seems to be acting up at some point. I turned on the Radio and let it play till it acted up. I then wiggled the Antenna Wire and the Sound/Reception seemed to come back. However I am not sure if this is the full problem however it is part of the problem. My Uncle bought this 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Brand new in 1997 and never had the Radio removed until I got it. My next quest is to just unhook the original Antenna and Plug in a different known to be good Antenna and point that out of the Bab and see what that does. If it works then I have the task of trying to figure out how to remove the old Antenna from the Pickup which I am sure won't be easy as they route them in and out through the worst places. If I can get the old one out I will just route the other one through the easiest way as it is just a Yard Beater but it does run good and the 4x4 works good. Just Nice to have a working Radio once in a while, Everybody says I am nuts for wanting to change the Antenna however I say Can't hurt the Pickup any. Not like its a Brand new one
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