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AM radio in model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by alsarsur, May 23, 2018.

  1. alsarsur

    alsarsur Member

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    hi All,

    I m new to tesla and about to take over my first model s 2016 (original front) and wanted to see how or if AM radio is able to attain on the car? Or how ro go about it?
    Thanks for the help
     
  2. fr100

    fr100 Member

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    There is no AM radio.
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Active Member

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    Mine has AM.
     
  4. webbbcam

    webbbcam not-so-junior member

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    My 2015 85D has an AM radio but it’s reception is poor. If there is a show I need to catch I can usually find the station on the streaming service.

    John
     
  5. trm2

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    image.jpg Well, my Model S has AM radio, so I guess ymmv?
     
  6. Nosken

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    My 2015 and my current late 2016 Model S have/had AM radio. Not true for Model X and Model 3. The AM signal is not great often, but it does work.
     
  7. f3honda4me

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    My 2018 model S does not have AM. They got rid of it I think in the last year.
     
  8. mblakele

    mblakele pre-jackpot member

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    I have a 2016 pre-refresh. It may still have AM, unless they've disabled it in firmware. I wouldn't know because the AM was so bad that I only tried to use it once or twice. I've read that something about the vehicle makes AM pretty much unusable. Happily I can find the AM stations I care about on FM or TuneIn.
     
  9. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    I wonder if electrical interference from the motor(s) has an affect on the AM reception? There is a boat load of current being used which translates into EMF radiation.
     
  10. EVnewbie

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    My 2018 model S does have AM but the reception isn't great. When I press on the accelerator you can hear the station buzzing.
     
  11. ahkahn

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    Mine also has AM Radio. If I recall correctly, the all-glass top does have AM radio (but does NOT have SiriusXM) and the powered sunroof does NOT have AM Radio (but DOES have SiriusXM).

    I have heard the EMF whine in the AM radio, but I rarely listen to it anyway since the channels I would regularly listen to on AM have an FM simulcast (WBBM) and I can usually stream the other 2 or 3...
     
  12. tdzzxx

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    Does the 2018 have HD Radio for FM?
     
  13. f3honda4me

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    Mine is all glass top and doesn't have AM radio. Also don't have XM.
     
  14. f3honda4me

    f3honda4me Member

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    Yes
    Hmm, Mine was a March 1 build, when was yours built?
     
  15. Impala1ss

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    My 2017, with sunroof, has AM and it sounds pretty good as far as AM goes,
     
  16. 75Shappyt

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    I have a MS 75 2017, has AM, works great
     
  17. murphyS90D

    murphyS90D Member

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    My 2016, with a sun roof, has AM, FM, and XM.
     
  18. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    Both of my Model S's (2013 and 2014) have AM radio, works pretty well overall
     
  19. Darmie

    Darmie Supporting Member

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    9/11/17 delivery. AM radio and works great.
     
  20. hulk2k17

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    Same for me
     

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