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Archie F. Swin
01-18-2006, 11:45 PM
I have a 3 year old Kenwood head unit in a 12 year old vehicle. 6 months ago my antenna stopped working. In order to receive a station I have to be in its originating city.

Are the chances better that its the head unit, or the actual stick? How can I trouble shoot this? (The antenna is still plugged in)

Dunit35
01-18-2006, 11:47 PM
Its probably the head unit going bad. I used to be able to pick up a station in my hometown pretty good, then out of nowhere I cant even pick that station up in the town its from. My head unit is probably a year old and my car antenna is actually probably a year old too. So I doubt its my car antenna.

Dunit35
01-18-2006, 11:49 PM
Maybe somewhere your antenna wire thing broke or came off. But in my truck that would be a lot of digging around in my dash to look for it. I have been able to pick up a few stations with no antenna, although they werent very clear.

Mecca
01-18-2006, 11:49 PM
Its probably the head unit going bad. I used to be able to pick up a station in my hometown pretty good, then out of nowhere I cant even pick that station up in the town its from. My head unit is probably a year old and my car antenna is actually probably a year old too. So I doubt its my car antenna.

:Elvis: Heh Heh, head unit, huh huh.

Dunit35
01-18-2006, 11:50 PM
:Elvis: Heh Heh, head unit, huh huh.

Lol, I actually put my unit is a year old, but then realized what I put so I changed it.

Archie F. Swin
01-19-2006, 07:54 PM
anyone else have an opinion?

Bwana
01-19-2006, 08:26 PM
As long as there is no break in the line and you are 100% sure it is plugged in, It has to be the head unit. If you want to be sure, go down to some stereo shop, plug in a new antenna (about 10 seconds of your time) and see what happens. All those guys have a bunch of opened ones laying around.

SLAG
01-19-2006, 08:28 PM
I wonder if the Antenna Adaptor Didnt Get Knocked Loose or something

Archie F. Swin
01-19-2006, 08:40 PM
As long as there is no break in the line and you are 100% sure it is plugged in, It has to be the head unit. If you want to be sure, go down to some stereo shop, plug in a new antenna (about 10 seconds of your time) and see what happens. All those guys have a bunch of opened ones laying around.

sounds like a good eye deer

Smed1065
01-19-2006, 08:43 PM
Cheap buy , cheap stuff, be glad you got 3 years!

Bwana
01-19-2006, 08:45 PM
sounds like a good eye deer

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Archie F. Swin
01-19-2006, 09:03 PM
Cheap buy , cheap stuff, be glad you got 3 years!

Ive never considered Kenwood gear cheap. Our primary home stereo is a Kenwood I bought in '93. Still serves its purpose. I've never heard of a tuner just stop "tuning" after 3 years time. It really blows.