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Old 09-04-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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Within the last month my sportster replay has been having problems while in my car kit.. well both car kits.. I have one hard wired into my car with a bracket and such and i had one that i would put in my ambulance. It has been having problems geting a signal in wide open areas and areas that it worked flawlessly before. It has this problem with both kits and not my home kit. I looked on the signal and alot of times it would not be getting any satalite signal and some terrestrial but it would varry even while sitting still.
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Bad antenna? Bad unit? Bad connector pins between the radio and the brackets? Kinked antenna wire? Could be a million things. If it is still under warranty, consider a swap and see if that clears things up. Look and see if the connectors in the brackets are bent in any way. Some of these quirky electronic things can be frustrating!
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i swaped out car docks and i still get the same problem.. im guessing its the antenna... do they just"go bad" ive had it in my car since january. The radio works fine when i have it in my home dock.
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Some antennas have been known to "go bad". The wire can get kinked...and some folks have reported water getting into the antenna and antenna wiring as well.
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I am having the same problem with my sportster replay in my 03 Explorer. I had great reception for the first few months (Jan - May) now, in open spaces I get "searching for signal" errors. I tried repositioning the antenna (maybe roof racks are causing reception problems? The only place I havn't tried is in front of my roof by the front passenger door. Very annoying and frustrating... I called Sirius and they are supposed to send a replacement unit..it has been three weeks and still nothing in the mail.
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