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Old 02-07-2004, 04:08 PM   #1
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Hello all. Although new here, I do recognize some names from other wanderings of the Internet.

I just got my Audiovox PNP2 Sirius unit (and became a dealer for them) on Tuesday. The system works great in the car, although MUCH better with a cassette adaptor that I had laying around than with the FM transmitter. The indoor unit refuses to work at all. I initially tried aiming the antenna out the window with no luck. I moved the antenna to the outside of the window with no luck. I moved the antenna outside of my front porch (where I had it initially). It worked for a total of about 30 minutes before going dead. I put the antenna on the roof, still dead. I just tried plugging the antenna into the car unit, still nothing. I hate to remove the antenna from the car to try it, but that is probably my next step. Any other suggestions.
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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Sometimes the home cradle doesn't have enough tension to hold the unit snug, especially when new. try holding it in the cradle to see if the reception problem is caused by a loose fitting in the cradle. My cradle used to lose the antenna connection whenever I Pressed a button, but it tightened up once I used it for awhile.

It's also possible that the home antenna or cradle are bad, but I would try to eliminate the loose in the cradle problem first.

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I notice that on my home kit, I have to pull the antenna plug out and snap it back in for the unit to work. Also, Manco is right, you do have to make sure the unit is plugged securly into the home kit because it does have a tendency to losen. With the antenna outside, you should be getting a great signal.
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:30 PM   #4
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It appears to be the antenna. I took the antenna from the car and placed it in the same spot on the roof and I get a solid 3 bars on the indoor unit. Looks like I get to try their warranty service. I guess this is not a bad experience since obviously some customers will need this sometime in the future. Thanks for the responses.
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