Rear Defogger & Radio Interference - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2003, 08:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: SE Virginia
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Auburn is on a distinguished road
Default Rear Defogger & Radio Interference

Whenever I use the rear window defogger on my 2000 SSEi, I lose about 80% of my radio sensitivity. I assume this is a result of the defogger interfering with the integrated antenna in the rear window, but it still bugs me. Anyone else run into this?

I thought about adding an inline antenna booster. Has this worked for anybody??

Thanx
Auburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

The integrated antenna is unique from 00 to 03. I haven't heard of this personally. I'd make sure if you use an antenna booster, that it'* rated for noise cancelling as well. I'd also try to re-route the antenna cable if you can. See if it'* coming into contact with anything else back there.

We've got a few 2k models around here. Jay, a couple 2000'* (the silver bullet twins), and a couple others.....anybody seen this yet?

Welcome to the forum!
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2003, 01:48 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

I haven't experienced this problem at all.

You should take it in to the dealer. :o
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2003, 11:54 AM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toledo, Ohio 2002 SSEi
Posts: 602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jstpsntym is on a distinguished road
Default

I have not noticed anything like this either. To be honest, I have only had to use the rear defroster a few times. I would take it to the dealer and have it looked at. If they can't find anything, maybe try a high-end car audio shop. Their tech'* may be able to do some measurements on the related circuits.

Jay
Jstpsntym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2003, 05:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jasonapr78 is on a distinguished road
Default Get it checked out!

Samething...I have a 2001 SSEi....haven't noticed that. Dealer needs to take a look bud.

Later,
Jason
jasonapr78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2003, 03:13 PM   #6
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hastings, MN
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000 Silver SSEI is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a 2000 as well and Go to school ND so my rear def. gets used alot and i have never had that problem. If your under 3years 36xxx take back and let them deal with it.
2000 Silver SSEI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2003, 12:37 PM   #7
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tbill is on a distinguished road
Default

i have seen a ton of problems with the integration modules on all GM cars. they have a tendancy to 'melt', and you either lose radio reception, or the defogger stops working, or given enough time, both go.
tbill is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear defogger causes static in radio. vendo Pontiac 33 12-03-2013 08:07 AM
aem wideband radio interference whine boostedponty Pontiac 12 10-02-2010 03:57 AM
Blower motor-radio interference. Weird one! Bob Dillon 1992-1999 5 08-16-2007 02:26 AM
$&)$&*)#&+()#%& )#@(%&#)%*(&+_ Maymybonnieliveforevr Lounge 6 05-02-2007 07:07 PM
Defogger radio interferrence Auburn Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 9 02-10-2004 04:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:18 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.