Radio has Low FM volume but AM is normal.


StangOne50

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Hey guys basically what the title says. This is a stock Monsoon stereo in a 2005 Pontiac G6. I can hear the FM but only if I put the volume all the way up.
I cant seem to find any info or fixes for this. Someone told me it may be the radio itself. Id prefer to fix it because it has the DIC.
My other option is an after market radio. I already have a Sony Xplod cdx gt300 and I found this kit on ebay...
I understand I will lose my DIC and Im ok with that. But will I also lose my alarm?
The kit says it will not work with Monsoon but Idk if that just means I lose the DIC or it will not work at all.

I never installed a new radio but Ive taken this one out and repaired it before. I had to replace a gear so the cds would eject again.
Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys!
 
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StangOne50

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Could it be an antenna problem? AM has a much stronger signal coming in, which is why you can listen to AM stations 100s of miles away from the source.
Im not sure. I have FM signal. It stops on all the stations and I can hear them but only with the volume all the way up and even then it sounds very low, like I have to keep the windows closed and air off to hear it.
 
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StangOne50

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I looked at the antenna. It comes from the headliner and gets connected to the back window. I disconnected the wire and nothing happened. I expected to lose reception or something. Not sure if this means anything.
What about the amp? Isnt that what controls volume? I looked in trunk behind carpet but I didnt see anything, thought maybe a wire came loose or something.
 

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