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Radio (AM/FM) cuts in and out when first in car

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Altes, Jul 20, 2018.

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  1. Altes

    Altes Member

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    I posted about this a while ago and since many SW upgrades have not fixed it I thought I would try again..

    When I first get in the car and it has been left in radio mode(AM/FM Only) the radio sound occasionally cuts from static to sound repeatedly for about 5 seconds then resumes sound. I have asked service a couple time and they have blamed the HD feature (not true), and SW updates (also not true). I got a 2014 loaner at last service and it did the same thing!! Its not a consistent thing and appears randomly, only on entering car, and Only with AM/FM.

    Anyone else with this issue and (maybe) a fix?
     
  2. trace

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    Are you happening to enter the car in the same area? Even if it's fully above ground with no obvious interference there could be small-distance interference (eg: radio hobbyists).
     
  3. millergraphics

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    Same thing happens to me. I always thought it had something to do with HD stations since I pretty much only listen to them. It seems that it is searching for the signal and does the static/silence thing until it shows it has signal (bars) and then sound comes in clear as it should.
     
  4. Altes

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    Nope turned off HD and it does the same thing. Urban myth that service centers push out to cover a flaw in the radio module is my bet
     

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