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I just picked up a pioneer head unit from Crutchfield and I've notice reduced reception in some areas. Does anyone know the cause of this? I used crimp connectors and didn't solder. Should i take it out and solder the wires? Also, I used a kit so I could keep the stock amp. Thanks
 

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Typically aftermarket radios do not have as good of an FM tuner as a factory radio. Pioneer is usually better than most, make sure you got your antenna plugged into the head unit all the way.
 

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yeah, be sure its on there tight. i know its hard to push in, but use the muscles your mother gave you.
 

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The first time it wasn't pushed in enough and reception sucked. Reception is just reduced in some areas and a non-local radio station which I used to listen to a lot no longer comes in. I expected better reception not worse. Does HD radio change the reception at all?
 

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The first time it wasn't pushed in enough and reception sucked. Reception is just reduced in some areas and a non-local radio station which I used to listen to a lot no longer comes in. I expected better reception not worse. Does HD radio change the reception at all?
Nope HD won't make a difference. This is a common problem with aftermarket HU's and the RSX, the rear glass antenna is optimized for use with the factory radio's and sucks for aftermarket units.
 
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