View Full Version : JVC KD-AR8500 Reception Issue

01-02-2009, 01:55 PM
I've had this HU for a little over 6 months now and from day one I've had poor reception on the radio. I can never find my local channels and when I do, it cuts in and out. Is this a known problem with this model? Is there a way to fix this issue without taking it back or is it a defective unit?

Thanks for the help!

01-02-2009, 01:56 PM
you sure your antenna is plugged into the HU securely? a loose antenna connection could do it. Also if you have power antenna and don't have the power antenna wire hooked up, that could do it too

01-02-2009, 01:58 PM
I drive a Dodge Neon. Would that have a power antenna?

I had a guy check it out when I first had the issue and he said everything was hooked up correctly.

01-02-2009, 01:59 PM
if you have power antenna, there would be a wire coming off the antenna adapter or it would be coming from the factory wiring harness.

01-02-2009, 02:01 PM
I'll have a look.

Before I rip this thing apart.... are you aware of any problems with this model? The guy that checked the setup said there are problems with reception depending on which model you choose.

01-03-2009, 01:45 PM