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#1 robertmoore37

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

Hi there,

I have rubbish radio reception on my Mk2 Focus. I've replaced the aerial and the aerial base and still not much change. I know the radio reception is fine in the area that I'm in, my girlfriend has an old mk1 Focus and thats perfectly fine. I don't know what else to try!

Anyone got any ideas? Its a Ford 6000CD radio.

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

It may be worth checking the wire from the base to the radio socket for continuity.
Is the cable plugged firmly into the radio?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:39 PM

TBH, i have always though these standard radios are a bit poor with reception. I upgraded mine to the more oval version, and its still the same. When i get time will probably upgrade to one of the sony units, or do a single DIN conversion and put a standard stereo in.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

TBH, i have always though these standard radios are a bit poor with reception. I upgraded mine to the more oval version, and its still the same. When i get time will probably upgrade to one of the sony units, or do a single DIN conversion and put a standard stereo in.

save your money mate,
ive got the oval sony fitted and reception can be poor at times but cd's sound better on the sony compared to the 6000cd
my next thought on this is to unscrew the aerial and clean the threads on the joint between the base and the aerial
it may increase contact and boost reception. their are also 12v signal reception amplifiers on ebay that fit behind the stereo and filter the aerial may be worth a try and bound to help things.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:22 PM

I have posted this before, but the problem is usually with poor earth to aerial base. It relies on a serrated washer to cut into the paint and make contact with the body, but the washer usually just flattens. I had same problem, and just took the earth from the center light cluster. Problem solved.

I could only get local radio and Radio 1, 2 when in open country. Did fix I mentioned and now I get local radio even when 15 miles outside of town, along with a shed load of others.

http://www.fordowner...lp/#entry181167



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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

i replaced the base on mine cant say i have any issues just when im in a poor reception area

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

Running non standard aerials usually results in terrible signal or corrosion on the aerial screw thread.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

Running non standard aerials usually results in terrible signal or corrosion on the aerial screw thread.

is that why you guys have 3 or 4 on the roof ;) :lol:

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

Gotta listen to something on long patrols.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:12 AM

Gotta listen to something on long patrols.
:D

The best aerials are the directional ones that cannot be seen, the entertainment is more interesting. ;)

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

Hi there,

I have rubbish radio reception on my Mk2 Focus. I've replaced the aerial and the aerial base and still not much change. I know the radio reception is fine in the area that I'm in, my girlfriend has an old mk1 Focus and thats perfectly fine. I don't know what else to try!

Anyone got any ideas? Its a Ford 6000CD radio.

Did you ever get this fixed? What was the problem?



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

Any ideas folks getting great reception on FM crap on AM . 6000cd 57 plate



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

my reception is sometimes naff, more so when ive got my usb charger plugged in, i know this is the cause but could anyone tell me why?



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

Any ideas folks getting great reception on FM crap on AM . 6000cd 57 plate


Hi mate, my MW is useless as well, has interference/static on every station. I try to listen to 5 Live and TalkSport, both MW, and can hardly hear a thing through all the static.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

There is so much interference from cell towers, wi-fi, 3g, 4g etc I'm surprised you get mw or am at all.

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