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RADIO WONT PLAY AM STATIONS BUT PLAYS FM STATIONS WHAT IS

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RADIO WONT PLAY AM STATIONS BUT PLAYS FM STATIONS WHAT IS PROBLEM
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only... Initially, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the car radio.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all I have is Rockford audio
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Appreciate the post back.
Have you checked the antenna? ...and its connector to the rear of the radio? Would you be comfortable temporarily disconnecting the antenna connector and for test purposes, carefully insert in place a length of wire?
The above is the only easy test by process of elimination.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thank you signing out now
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Appreciate the post back and an update when able.
Cheers.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Hi again,
Any development(s)?
If even trying the wire as a temporary antenna and still no AM, then it would be an internal hardware issue.
The above would require that the unit be opened up for visual inspection, voltage/continuity/resistance checks, confirm faults and effect repairs.
I realize that the above information may perhaps be not what was expected. Unfortunately, there is no quick-n-easy fix and neither is there a workaround; sorry for having to be the bearer of bad news.
Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, you may need access to and familiarity with the use of a multimeter and even perhaps a soldering iron.

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