radio reception on a 2001 Subaru outback

1,005

Asked by Mar 01, 2016 at 03:03 PM about the 2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have been getting lousy radio reception on my favorite stations , I upgraded my radio ( the lights stopped working ) but I am still getting a lot of static on my two favorite stations , This does not happen with all stations just these two . Is there a better Antenna I can install I have the one from the factory  and also when I wired up the new radio I DID NOT  wire up the power Antenna cables ( I didn't think i needed to with the factory antenna)

6 Answers

20,495

Hi Kinker, question, when you said that you upgraded your radio, what did you upgrade to? And, you said that your lights stopped working? Sounds like you might have an electrical problem and maybe need professional help. I'm sure that a good radio shop can get you back on the static free system. Good luck.

1,005

Hey Mark the Subaru radio had poor reception on some of the channels . the radio display lights stopped working and buying the after market radio was cheaper than bringing it to a shop. i upgraded the radio to a "boss" radio the reception is still not any better than with the Subie radio but at least now i can see what station i am on

20,495

Hi Kinker, well, sounds like you are making it work for you. By the way, I have to say, I'm very impressed that your cost per mile is so LOW on your car. Let's say that you've spent $900 to purchase your car and another $1,100 for a total of $2,000 and driven 45,000 miles. That would be less than 5 cents per mile! By the way, did you read the post about the guy who has a 2010 Subaru Outback like mine with the CVT and has 290,000 miles and counting. I really think these cars CAN make it to 300,000 miles. And, the guy with 290k, has never had any engine or transmission work done on his car. Great job on yours. ---Mark

1,005

Thanks Mark , and I was wondering if I tried a different Antenna if that would improve my radio receptions. I have a friend who drives a Forrester and he said his radio comes in lousy too , maybe it is a inherent issue with the Subarus

20,495

Kinker, I really couldn't say, I have a 2010 Subaru Outback and my radio works great.

1,005

ok thanks Mark

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • radio reception on a 2001 Subaru outback 6 answers

    I have been getting lousy radio reception on my favorite stations , I upgraded my radio ( the lights stopped working ) but I am still getting a lot of static on my two favorite stations , This does no...

    2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2001 Subaru Outback sounds like a motorcycle all of a sudden on the highway. 2 answers

    It randomly makes the noise when accelerating and decelerating. It sounds like it's coming from under the driver seat. Not from the engine or the back.Is this an exhuast leak? Rough idea on price...

    2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • O RIng for the fuel pump on a 2001 Subaru outback 2.5 3 answers

    I am getting ready to change out my fuel pump and have read over and over again about the O ring that swells and goes bad on these pumps does anyone know the size of the O ring

    2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Subaru Outback 4 answers

    I change my valve cover gaskets an this is what my valves look like. . Is this normal the subaru has 198000 miles on it and I do not know the repair history

    2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Subaru Outback trouble starting 1 answer

    I have a 2001 Subaru Outback and have never had any of these problems. In fact, other than routine maintenance and replacing the serpentine belt, the only work that needed to be done was replacing a...

    2001 Subaru Outback Base Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 39,527 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,395.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Outback Questions

Subaru Outback Experts

#1 Markw1952
Markw1952
Reputation 7,420
#2 TheSubaruGuruBoston
TheSubaruGuruBoston
Reputation 2,340
#3 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 2,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
392 Great Deals out of 33,015 listings starting at $699
Used Subaru Legacy
233 Great Deals out of 12,381 listings starting at $1,399
Used Subaru Impreza
199 Great Deals out of 18,783 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda CR-V
967 Great Deals out of 56,813 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota RAV4
876 Great Deals out of 63,987 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota 4Runner
227 Great Deals out of 19,353 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
378 Great Deals out of 25,962 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
529 Great Deals out of 42,957 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,074 Great Deals out of 73,188 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
1,044 Great Deals out of 67,784 listings starting at $1,000
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
61 Great Deals out of 1,349 listings starting at $3,365
Used Toyota Camry
1,197 Great Deals out of 83,789 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 28,872 listings starting at $20,965
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 1,102 listings starting at $17,773
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,659 listings starting at $10,499
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,520 listings starting at $8,988
2013 Subaru Outback For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 955 listings starting at $7,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.