Does anybody know someone who . . .
Wed Apr 21 22:56:28 EDT 2010
I have an aftermarket AM/FM/XM radio from Alpine that has the same problem. A slap from underneath the radio usually takes the place of the second road bump to restore AM reception.
I went to Boomer McLoud on Route 101A in Nashua, with an appointment, and they gladly diagnosed it but said they'd have to replace the unit. I chose not to, and paid a modest fee for their time. They appeared to know what they were doing and explained they heard the same thing I did and told me what the problem wasn't and what they believed it was.
They didn't tell me AM was a waste of time.
I would recommend them.
On Apr 21, 2010, at 9:01 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm writing this to vent my spleen but also because I have a need that I thought perhaps SOMEONE out there might be able to help with.
> Long story short: I own a 1996 Buick Roadmaster Presidential (wonderful car) with a terrific AM-FM-CD-cassette stereo quadrophonic audio system. Everything works fine except the AM component, which has developed a loose "something". It plays beautifully until the car hits a bump, at which point it'll hear nothing but loud static or a terrible flutter. When I hit a second bump, the problem corrects itself. This cycle repeats . . . and repeats.
> I've been to several garages and to two car audio shops. The people in the garages haven't been able to fix it, nor has the person at audio shop (1), who thought the problem was the antenna. (It's isn't.) The owner of audio shop (2), the former chief engineer of one of our local radio stations, told me he doesn't want to waste his time trying to fix an AM car radio.
> Does anyone in the BRI fellowship know of any place between Bangor and Worcester where I might be able to get the thing fixed on the spot, even if I have to wait all day? This has been very frustrating.
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