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Thu Oct 10 2019, 12:41pm
Member No: #30199
Joined: Apr 10 2013
Location: Brandon Suffolk
2010 C4 pic. rubbish reception upon investigation the fakra at the end of the coax was damaged. I couldn't source just the socket so bought an extension and cut a decent amount off to join. OK it was just twisted together but still just got the hiss. Read up and removed the rear roof fin, PCB looked like water damage so bought new base direct form Cit dealer ( £40 ) . fitted and no difference.
Im told and have read the hiss means the cable is earthing out. Whats the next step, will only be keeping the vehicle another year or so, if longer would be going for DAB .
Do I try running a new length of cable from front to rear, how can i test whats failing? im no auto electrician. HELP chaps.
Sun Oct 13 2019, 01:05pm
Member No: #50778
Joined: Mar 23 2018
Location: Poland
I never had factory radio since I bought my C4 GP, but you could try pulling your unit out, finding where's the radio reception cable, cut it temporarily so you could just twist the cable from head unit with a completely different cable that could do for an antenna. If gets better , then it's your existing cable.

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