Poor AM radio reception
I have a 95 SSEi. I still listen to AM radio sometimes. I just replaced the antenna (old one didn't go up/down). I bought a GM factory antenna from the dealer and it looks exactly like the one at Pep Boys for 40 bucks. I had to make some mods to make it fit. It works great for FM, but with AM, the reception is POOR.
I can only get 3-4 of the major powerful stations locally. If I hit a bump in the road, it may cause static...or if I have static, a bump in the road may make the static go away. Sometimes when there is static, if I turn on a turn signal, it may make the static go away.
I do have the antenna grounded well and mounted securely. I have checked the connections as well.
Is the antenna defective? Any other ideas?