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My 2005 S60 2.5 AWD gets God awful AM radio reception. I used to think it was due to power lines or Sun spots but realized that my other car, 2001 Mistubishi Galant has great AM reception over the same roads/locations where the Volvo stinks. Has anyone else had a problem like this?<p>Also, I get a clicking noise that sounds like it's coming from the rear headrests.<br>Just wondering if this is a common issue.<p>Thanks, <p>Tom
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (TCNJ49)

There's a TNN about this. Volvo installes a little brass strip (somewhere), supposed to improve the reception to near perfection.<br>Personally, I never had the problem but the strip is supposed to work.<br>You should post this on the audio forum or just go to the dealer
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (TCNJ49)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TCNJ49</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Has anyone else had a problem like this?<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>How is great AM reception a bad thing?
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (TCNJ49)

Are there really any good stations in the AM bands? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I thought that why they made FM, for better audio quality and less interference.<p>
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (wrodri54)

I am in the NY metro area. Put on the AM stations when I leave the house in the morning and get instant traffic reports. They are on far more frequently than on the FM stations.
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (TCNJ49)

My Bad.<p>1010 AM and 880 AM are good traffic and news stations in New York. <p>About the only ones I use when I travel up there.<p>
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (wrodri54)

l<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrodri54</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My Bad.1010 AM and 880 AM are good traffic and news stations in New York. About the only ones I use when I travel up there.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lots of sports on AM as well...<p>
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (darylkaiser30)

Sports, Traffic, News, Talk radio<br>When you get a bit older you trend to listen to AM a bit more (a LOT MORE in my case) than you do when you're young.
 

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Luckly I'm not that old. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I just remember being home before the street lights came on. LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrodri54</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Luckly I'm not that old. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I just remember being home before the street lights came on. LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I can't wait to be old so I can feign being senile and drive with impunity! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: AM Radio Reception (TCNJ49)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TCNJ49</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Exactly. Isn't that what I said? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>nope...you said<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TCNJ49</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My 2005 S60 2.5 AWD gets God awful AM radio reception.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess you meant "God awful GOOD AM reception"<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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we also have some exceptionally good AM stations in this area i blieve (610 and 1060) but i am mainly an FM guy.
 

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bender: are you a power 99 guy or a 94.1 wysp? <p>
 
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