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By jhfla
#144222
I just purchased a new Jeep Hurricane for my kid and the radio has no reception and just static and I live in an urban area where there are plenty of strong signals. I took the radio out of the dash and the antenna wire is just around 2 inches then has exposed copper for around 1/2 inch. Wondering if this wire is suppose to be attached to a longer wire somewhere?
Thanks for your help.
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By wired
#144223
Yes, it's usually a foot or so longer. You can just splice or solder a piece of 20-22g wire to it and it should help with the reception. The longer the wire the better. you can always shorten it as desired. I suggest capping the end off after adding the new length wire to prevent corrosion. They don't get great reception when new so don't expect the same results as a more powerful car radio.
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By Bigmac41288b
#144225
Yes if I remember correctly when I had mine apart to add the lights the wire wrapped around behind the dashboard area at least once so it is probably 3-4 ft long. Still dose't have the best reception but my kids really don't care about the radio anyways.
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By jhfla
#144253
Thanks guys - really appreciate it. Not expecting great reception just want better than static. Going to take apart tomorrow and see if I can attach some wire and maybe snake it around the windshield or behind the dashboard and see if that helps. Glad I found you guys!

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