Hi1 New to the Forum I have a strange issue!
My name is Carlo I am from Palatine Illinois a suburb of Chicago! I recently acquired a 2004 SC430, and the radio did not work. I purchased the radio kit from beatsonicusa.com and a kenwood DNX571HD. After the install was complete on the radio I also replaced the stock sub with a Polk Audio 840 DVC. But since the stock amp can not handle a dual voice coil set up, I am just running 4 ohms to the amp. But the issue I am having is the radio reception in the car. I knew I had install an aftermarket antenna since the stock antenna is data controlled. I put in a Metra 44UA20 which is an amplified antenna. I have the antenna mounted in the rear deck of the car behind the seats. So the antenna is "outside" when the top is down. With the top up or down, I get really bad reception. I tried plugging in the stock antenna plug with no success either. But when I take my metra antenna 2 feet up in the air or outside the car, I get great reception. Anybody have the same issue? does anyone have any ideas to what is causing this reception issue? I have a tire pressure sensor light on and the dealership told me that all 4 of the senor batteries are dead. Could it be that they are emitting some type of radio interference?
Thanks for Looking!