New radio, lousy reception.

Asked by Jun 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just installed a new radio in my 98 Cabrio. The radio reception is terrible. An adapter was required to connect the
antenna and I originally suspected that that was the culprit. So I purchased an antenna that required no adapter and
the problem persists. Radio reception is limited out here (coastal Oregon) but with the old radio and in any other
vehicle it's a lot better. I do get some reception when I'm in the city. But get just a few miles out and it's gone.  I am
about to yank the tuner and return it; but wanted to make sure there wasn't something specific to this car that I need
to address.

1 Answer

254,235

Not sure about the specific car, but I once bought a new headunit, and had the same issue of poor radio reception. I ended up taking it back.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,580
  • #2
    Mike Bonnell
    Reputation
    1,230
  • #3
    Fkpeach
    Reputation
    830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
217 Great Deals out of 7,609 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen GTI
133 Great Deals out of 8,549 listings starting at $2,400
Used Volkswagen Golf
100 Great Deals out of 5,058 listings starting at $1,950
Used Volkswagen Jetta
582 Great Deals out of 36,192 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Passat
385 Great Deals out of 20,630 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Wrangler
297 Great Deals out of 16,158 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,122 Great Deals out of 33,004 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 72,406 listings starting at $1,000

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.