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FM Receiver Strength Low

Puddles

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Jun 2, 2017
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Fresno, CA
When I first had my model 3, I remarked at how well the fm tuner pulled in stations.

But I think it has gotten worse. Is that even possible? I’m somewhat underwhelmed by its performance these days.
 

st_o_p

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Mar 26, 2019
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NYC metro
The reception of FM station in the my Model 3 is a lot worse than in my BMW - and I am in a major metro area.

Somewhat related - sometimes the audio system will totally freeze - for 5-10 or 20 seconds when trying to change a station. It is completely frozen - no sound coming out, and the screen freezes too (when trying to hit anything audio). After some short interval - everything goes back to normal (but the interval is not short enough not to be annoying).
 

vickh

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Dec 16, 2018
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az
When I first had my model 3, I remarked at how well the fm tuner pulled in stations.

But I think it has gotten worse. Is that even possible? I’m somewhat underwhelmed by its performance these days.

yes, it has a hard time tuning some stations here in PHX that my other cars dont
 

Kbra

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Feb 4, 2015
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San Luis Obispo, California
It's been that way on my 2 Model S's and 2 Model 3's over the years. I've come to accept it as a Tesla thing. I usual mostly internet radio or BT now a days anyways so doesn't really bother me.
 

vickh

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Dec 16, 2018
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where is the antenna located?

bummer that we don't have streaming on the SR and I don't have a good data plan on VZW
 

vickh

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Dec 16, 2018
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it's in the top third (or so) of the rear window.



install a portable satellite radio unit. problem solved.

I have a standalone HD FM receiver too, but need to find an antenna for it also (don't want to do surgery on the Tesla antenna)
 

Puddles

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Jun 2, 2017
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Fresno, CA
yes, it has a hard time tuning some stations here in PHX that my other cars dont

I *like* tuning in local radio. I don’t know if they nerfed the antenna, if they did I want it back. But what I really want is improvements to the tuner interface. The way it is now is terrible.
 
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