RADIO FIAT DUCATO 2011

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  1. musson

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    Hi
    just wondered if anyone has had a issue with the radio reception
    when the MH is stationary works great but on the move it is no use cannot get hardly
    any stations,the dealer has just fitted a new unit,still the same I am taking it back again
    any suggestions
    Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. MikeD

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    We have a 2012 Fiat Ducato based motorhome with the Autotrail media centre.

    Absolutely useless as a radio.

    We have never used it since we tried it on the very first journey when we picked it up brand new.
     
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  3. The Dudess

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    Same for us with 2010 Autotrail on a Fiat Ducato. We always take the IPOD as the radio is so useless. Had a Autocruise on a Peugot Boxer before and radio was fine. Don't really understand why there should be such a difference but there is.
     
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  4. TheDentons

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    2011 ducato with a blaupunkt radio which was rubbish replaced it with a kenwood problem solved
     
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    Hi Paul
    Yes I too have the same problem, haven’t sorted it out yet but I will get to the bottom of the problem, however my first throats are to lead me to believe that it is possibly the aerial on the roof or even a bad connection on the coax cable.

    Regards
    Ray
     
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  6. Manxcat

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    The answer seems to be that the "standard" aerial is inside the wing mirrors and is useless. We paid £800 for a fancy Blaupunkt New York system (very good), but the radio was completely useless. A local specialist fitted a "proper" aerial and all is now well.

    By the way this cost about £140 for fitting professionally.
     
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    Same problem here as well. Great reception when engine off, horrible static with engine on. It has a roof aerial, it has a suppressor fitted and the metal case of the radio unit is definitely grounded. Any ideas?
     
  8. tonyidle

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    I assume you are listening to FM stations? If so an incompetent installer has to try really hard to enable you to hear interference. I have never seen a decent dealer installation of a radio or aerial on any MH I've owned. My new-to-me Hymer is a case in point: the original aerial is a Calearo which has a splitter inside the vehicle just behind the aerial itself. The splitter has two outputs - one for FM radio and the other (not connected & hidden behind the dashboard) for digital television. The aerial is within 25mm of aluminium bodywork over 2/3 of its length. It isn't earthed to the bodywork but has a separate 2.5 sq. mm wire running from the base of the aerial, inside the vehicle, to the chassis. There are so many things wrong with that installation I don't know where to begin .................. well I do actually - I replaced the whole lot.
     
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