My 2013 Cruze radio craps out whenever it's raining or has recently been raining. It receives only the stronger stations, and has lots of static on AM. Usually, after a while, it comes back. My theory is that moisture is getting in the antenna connection and mucking things up.Well as a follow up, yesterday my radio no longer receives any over the air radio stations. Last night was pretty cloudy so I thought it might have been just interference from the the cloud cover. It rallied back for about three bars of a Steely Dan song (Hey Nineteen...) and that was that. Both AM and FM just continuously scan.
Can anyone tell me how to get to the antenna connection?
Looking at my Haynes, here's what it says about the antenna.
1. Unscrew the antenna mast from its mounting base and remove it.
2. To remove the antenna base, remove the trim around the rear window.
3. Carefully pull the rear of the headliner down enough to access the antenna mounting bolt, then remove the bolt.
CAUTION: Do not pull the headliner down too far, or it will leave a crease in the headliner.
4. Remove the antenna base and disconnect the electrical connections.
5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
For me, given the correlation between rain and bad reception, I'm focused on the antenna end, but, if it's not in the radio, it can be anywhere along the cable from the antenna to the connection on the back of the radio. So inspecting the cable as well as checking the connection at the back of the radio may be in order.
At first I was thinking you may have something going out in the tuner section of the radio. But since you have problems with both AM and FM, it's probably outside the radio.
I need to tear into my antenna, but before I do that, I need to find a decent hack for the intake tuning valve connecting rod. Grrrrr..... After staying together for a few months, it popped out again, and this time it keeps popping out after I pop it back in.
But, when I get to it, I'll post back what I find with the antenna.