Buick AM radio problem - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gghayes is on a distinguished road
Default Buick AM radio problem

I get nothing but static on AM radio while engine is running. It is perfect when in accessory and engine is not running. I don;'t have clue.
gghayes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Margate, UK
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rustyroger is on a distinguished road
Default What car is it?.

What car do have your problem in?, if it has points ignition the solution may differ to an electronic setup.
Let us know what car you have, the more information you provide the easier it is to give an informed diagnosis of the problem.
rustyroger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 12:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
black_friday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 484
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
black_friday is on a distinguished road
Default

I believe you can get an am signal booster. Its a powered wire that mounts on our front or rear windshield. I installed a ton of them in cars that got wireless satelite radio. Hope this helps!
black_friday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 04:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
SAMzGXP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort crack homie
Posts: 2,894
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SAMzGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by black_friday View Post
I believe you can get an am signal booster. Its a powered wire that mounts on our front or rear windshield. I installed a ton of them in cars that got wireless satelite radio. Hope this helps!
yeah that would help if you dont have signal, but hes issue when he starts the car, so i doubt that would help.

but again im no pro
SAMzGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 05:08 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Margate, UK
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rustyroger is on a distinguished road
Default

Try removing the alternator belt and running the engine.
rustyroger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
GM Customer Svc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GM Customer Svc is on a distinguished road
Default

Just checking in to see if the issue has been taken care of. Please keep us posted.

Thank you,
Caron, GM Customer Service

Quote:
Originally Posted by gghayes View Post
I get nothing but static on AM radio while engine is running. It is perfect when in accessory and engine is not running. I don;'t have clue.
GM Customer Svc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 12:46 AM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
black_friday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 484
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
black_friday is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SAMzGXP View Post
yeah that would help if you dont have signal, but hes issue when he starts the car, so i doubt that would help.

but again im no pro
if the power antenna wire is spliced with the remote wire then it should boost the signal with the radio being turned on period. They have always worked in all of my customers cars
black_friday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 10:24 PM   #8
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gghayes is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GM Customer Svc View Post
Just checking in to see if the issue has been taken care of. Please keep us posted.

Thank you,
Caron, GM Customer Service
I first suspected the alternator, but the static AM problem occurs when the engine is not started. I took a good portable AM radio and placed in on the passenger seat. I tuned to a good AM station (if there is such a thing) and that radio was perfect until the ignition switch was turned on. It knocked that signal identical to the installed radio, There is no similar effect to FM or XM. I have an appointment at the dealership and will post that outcome. Tghanks
gghayes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 11:14 PM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gghayes is on a distinguished road
Default

Dealership did not have much luck today. They did discover that it works fine if the 10 amp fuse controlling the heat & ac is removed. The vehicle is a 2005 buick Rendevous
gghayes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 12:44 AM   #10
certified crazy person
Certified GM nut
 
eltatertoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: hobart indiana (1 hr from chicago)
Posts: 1,871
Thanked 64 Times in 52 Posts
eltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rougheltatertoto is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gghayes View Post
Dealership did not have much luck today. They did discover that it works fine if the 10 amp fuse controlling the heat & ac is removed. The vehicle is a 2005 buick Rendevous
my grandfather had the same issue when he owned the century. he had an aftermarket radio installed and it seemed to fix the problem. but given that your portable one crashed too im not sure if it would fix your problem.
eltatertoto is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
97 buick original radio/cassette charlieboy Buick 9 03-16-2015 09:02 AM
Aftermarket radio install but now have fuzz in radio 02SpcGhst Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 1 09-09-2009 03:17 PM
POS buick radio! rogers Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 14 01-31-2007 10:52 PM
casette/radio and cd/radio compatible? Eckoman 1987-1991 3 02-18-2005 10:05 AM
radio advice / stock radio for sale 92 SSEi bill buttermore Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 6 09-09-2004 10:14 AM


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 07:39 AM.


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.