2000 Malibu Stereo No AM reception


#1

Hello, I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu. I have weak FM reception and NO am reception on my stereo. I’ve noticed there was a TSB for the 1999 Malibu on this. Anyone heard of this on a 2000?


#2

There is a antenna connection next to where the passengers right foot sits. Remove the interior trim piece and reconnect the antenna.

What did the 1999 TSB say?


#3

Wow, I can’t believe it! The antenna connection coming from the stereo wasn’t even close to the one coming from the rear antenna. After connecting I have crystal clear sound!!

The TSB for the 1999 was explaining this, that the antenna was coming unconnected, solved the problem by wrapping with electrical tape after connecting.


#4

Glad to hear you solved the problem. Thanks for the feedback.


#5

Many people use the phrase “I have fixed hundreds of these” well I have not fixed hundreds but I am sure the number is 50.

The first one(1997) was a car we were delivering, the customer turned on the radio,no AM. They came and got me and I start looking (this is before any personal experience with the problem and before any TSB) I got so nervous I jammed my knuckle into the dash frame and got ten stiches in my hand. After that it was .5 labor for a 3 min job. Do I get any stars? I did direct you to the fix.


#6

The antenna wire was pulling out. I think it will do it. Will post back if it does not. I lived with this for almost two years!.

Thanks


#7

The wire was not pulled out all the way. Just the center appeared not be be connected.


#8

That is enough,still no stars?


#9

You have stars now.