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  1. Poor DAB, Am and MW reception on RCD310

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, until about May this year I had what seemed to be very good reception on the RCD 310, but over the last few months it has got worse and worse. AM is unlistenable as any broadcast is covered in a hissing noise. FM intermittently just stops and leaves a dead air sound for a few seconds. DAB...
  2. 2016 Passat S R-Line AM/FM Radio Reception Issue

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi all, I just bought a 2016 Passat and I'm loving it, however, I am having an issue where my radio volume increases and decreases when I'm driving around. It doesn't happen when I'm sitting still, but even just a simple roll at a red light will cause the radio volume to change. It almost...
  3. 2012 Passat RNS510 losing nav satellite reception

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2012 Passat with RNS510 nav radio and it just started losing Sat Nav reception. I will Start it up and it will have say 5-7 satellites out 10 and slowly the number will drop to 0 and sometimes the nav will show me offroad and in fields sometimes in another city. Anyone have issues with...
  4. Atermarket radio and bad reception

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just replaced my aftermarket radio with a different aftermarket radio and I noticed a blue wire with the antenna that was jammed into the power antenna lead. I recall hearing something about a power lead for the antenna so I ran this to switched power and the new radio has much better reception...
  5. Question about XM radio reception in my 2006 car

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Good Morning, I have tried several times to get the radio in my car to link up to XM radio, all of them unsuccessful. One issue is, no matter what I have tried, I can not get my service to update the radio in the car. Does anyone have any ideas on where to go from here? Is there some sort...
  6. Premium 8 Radio Reception - AM

    B6 Garage
    I find with my, new to me 2010 Passat Wagon, to have intermittently weak AM radio reception. My 2001 Jetta standard radio has much stronger reception. I have the CPO Warranty but I wonder if there is something I can check before I take it in? EDIT Coincidence??? Giving this some further...
  7. Premium 8 Radio reception?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I find the distant FM radio station a bit weaker than my Mk4 Jetta radio. Also distant AM stations seem to have a high whistle which I couldn't hear in my MK4 radio. The Premium 8 radio is in my low mileage, no accident 2010 wagon.
  8. Lost radio reception

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I drive a 2003 1.9 130bhp passat estate. It recently lost radio reception and only works at the top of big hills, as if the aerial cable is broken but still close together. Anyone know where the cable runs so that I don't have to pull the entire lining out? Or alternatively a solution to the...
  9. Crackly reception on AM for Monsoon in 2004 GLS

    Mobile Electronics
    Okay, I don't exactly listen to AM so much, but for weather and local news it is useful. As my Passat has gotten older the AM reception has gotten worse. I replaced the original antennae about 3 months ago to see if this might help. No change. Original had cracks in the rubber stem from age...
  10. Improved radio reception on a Monsoon 6

    Mobile Electronics
    Hiya-- I had been very disappointed in the reception on the stereo in my 03 GLS wagon and, thanks to the excellent resources here, tracked down a bad antenna amp. Reception was a lot better, but still not up to what my Jeep or the wife's Volvo had. I did a little further checking here and picked...
  11. euroswitch reception issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everybody! So i just installed a avh p3200bt headunit, which is awesome. I tested the bluetooth and tucked it in my w8 console. Everything worked nicely during the day but I didn't test the bluetooth at night. I got a call tonight and they said they couldn't hear anything i was saying. I...
  12. Radio reception wits end

    Mobile Electronics
    So when i bought my b5 i noticed the previous owner installed an aftermarket sony HU, but the reception was very poor. I decided to tackle this problem by replacing the antenna base, antenna and install the antenna power adapter that was not installed from the beginning. First i installed the...
  13. Double Din Poor FM Reception

    Mobile Electronics
    I just about a 2002 Passat wagon with the Monsoon system which is the Double Din unit. The FM reception is very poor, if you push seek it will just keep going and never find a station. Is this common? Anyone have this failure? Was it the radio or the amplified antenna?
  14. B5.5 Radio Reception - antenna amp

    Mobile Electronics
    I've been doing a lot of searching and researching on antenna amplifiers because I think mine is no good. I get no AM reception and very spotty/poor FM reception, top signs of a bad amp. My question is on fixing this. Would just buying a new antenna base fix it? Or should I look into an...
  15. Monsoon - Poor fm reception & service mode

    B5 Garage
    I have been searching the forums for reasons for my very poor fm reception. Service mode states Antenna is ON, Level does not show any black, reception states Mono (should be stereo), last screen does lots of scrolling. Any ideas on how to improve my reception?
  16. lost reception ?

    Mobile Electronics
    I replace factory "remote control" antenna with stubby and lost some of my channels and reception witch I thought might happen but as bad as it did. Anyone with same issue or had that issue? Any fix? Guessing..... back to other one. :thumbdown
  17. Solved my poor radio reception.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About two weeks ago I had my Aerial nicked from the roof, so this meant I had to get another one. As the reception on my radio was basically crap before the Aerial bacame the possession of some charver I thought that a VW replacement was quite steep for something that would be pretty much...
  18. Radio Reception

    Mobile Electronics
    Is there a way to boost radio reception? I listen to some AM stations for sports and news and my reception is garbage. I've got an '03 Passat, 1.8 turbo w/102K. We're still rockin hard!!
  19. OEM Navigation + radio reception

    Mobile Electronics
    The car is a 1998 1.8T with factory navigation (cd-based, guidance via MFD display in the gauge cluster). My problem is lousy reception, which was worse when I had the antenna the recent owner had put in (non-amplified awful tuning antenna). I changed the antenna to the long OEM version, which...
  20. Almost zero radio reception, help!

    Mobile Electronics
    Greetings, About a month ago my radio reception began to fail. Now I get NO am reception (I listen to a lot of news programs) and fm is wildly sporadic. Nothing is leaking, nothing got hit, I haven't gone into the dash for anything, WTF...