RADIO FIAT DUCATO 2011

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
 

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.
 
Jan 10, 2013
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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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Jun 22, 2012
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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
 
Jun 22, 2011
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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?
 
Aug 6, 2013
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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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