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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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XM help - static

Got everything hooked up last week and it was all crystal clear. Last week was just a rig-up install though. Tonight I decided to hide all the wires. After I got everything where I wanted it and before running the antenna to the back of the Tahoe, I decided to make sure everything was still kosher. Fired it up and the low end sounded normal but all voices on all channels sounded real staticky. So I pulled it all back out and wired it up again with everything sitting in my seat as before when it all sounded perfect. Still the same crap. I pulled it all apart and plugged everything back together and still the same. Anyone got any ideas what's going on?
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Got everything hooked up last week and it was all crystal clear. Last week was just a rig-up install though. Tonight I decided to hide all the wires. After I got everything where I wanted it and before running the antenna to the back of the Tahoe, I decided to make sure everything was still kosher. Fired it up and the low end sounded normal but all voices on all channels sounded real staticky. So I pulled it all back out and wired it up again with everything sitting in my seat as before when it all sounded perfect. Still the same crap. I pulled it all apart and plugged everything back together and still the same. Anyone got any ideas what's going on?
Where did you hide the tuner and adapter? Near any factory computers? How about near the A/C fan?
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I put the adapter right behind the a/c knobs (under the Alpine unit)...was a tight fit, but it worked. The tuner - I put it in a small cubby hole right behind the glove box.
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I put the adapter right behind the a/c knobs (under the Alpine unit)...was a tight fit, but it worked. The tuner - I put it in a small cubby hole right behind the glove box.
...where the fan motor is. Does the noise go away when the tuner is installed behind the glovebox but the adapter is pulled out of the dash? or do both items have to be pulled out of the dash before the noise goes away?
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No, that's the issue. I pulled everything completely out to where it's all in the seat again and the noise is still present....
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is it something as simple as at first the a/c wasnt running and now you have had it running??

p.s. you should have gotten sirius better programming in my opinion.

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Voices on news, sports, talk channels will sound strange. Voices on music channels should sound as normal as compressed music can sound. I think XM sends part of the music channel info on the talk channels to improve the SQ of the music channels.

Come by the shop with it apart if you can and we'll swap antennas and stuff to see if there is a difference.
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Oh yeah, EW deserves kudos on this one. We went through everything one by one and tuner box just went bad. Found the bad piece in about 10 minutes...unfortunately and as always, it's the last piece you try. I went and got it swapped out and got it up and running just in time for my trip to San Antonio over the weekend. Don't know where I'd find any better personal service than this.
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Oh yeah, EW deserves kudos on this one. We went through everything one by one and tuner box just went bad. Found the bad piece in about 10 minutes...unfortunately and as always, it's the last piece you try. I went and got it swapped out and got it up and running just in time for my trip to San Antonio over the weekend. Don't know where I'd find any better personal service than this.
You won't find better personal service than this. It's as simple as that. In all the years I've had aftermarket stereo equipment in any of my vehicles I've never had better service than Eric has given. He truely goes the extra mile to help people even if you do not buy the equipment from him.




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Humm

Where are you sticking the antenna and what is it (and it's wire) near? I run into that every once and awhile and that is the most common problem: RECEPTION!!

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Where are you sticking the antenna and what is it (and it's wire) near? I run into that every once and awhile and that is the most common problem: RECEPTION!!
Terk tuner was bad.
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Terk tuner was bad.

Well that will do it!!

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