"C" class radio reception problem

steve224

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2013 "C" class Estate.

Not sure if I have a DAB radio or not - but the reception on any station is very poor (sometimes).

Radio on normally then all of sudden goes very quiet and then come back on again.

Can it be reset ?

Thanks in advance
 

m80

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On earleirt C's the antenna was within the rear screen.
A pad was pressed onto it within the upper trim, it would come loose. I pressed mine back and held it there with a UPVC spacer.

Also if you're using USB kit it can give out RF and destroy radio reception. That might include dashcams & phone chargers
 

markjay

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Press the RADIO button a few times, it will toggle between various modes, one of the modes will be DAB (if your car is equipped with it). Try both DAB and UHF, see which one works better.
 

markjay

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Also, do you have COMAND or Audio20? I believe that on the 2013 MY, the COMAND option was bundled with reverse camera, traffic signs recognition assist, and TomTom Live Traffic - does you car have any of those?
 

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And last, before replacing any antennas, try updating the infotainment system firmware (a dealer or specialist can do this for you), some early DAB units had issues that were fixed by the later software uodates.
 

Kerabo

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I have the same car
if I plug anything but epically a reciver from my phone into the cig lighter socket my radio gets very poor.
 

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