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Old 03-08-2004, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have another question? I live in Los Angeles and like to listen to the traffice report on my AM radio. My AM stations don't come in and I had the car serviced today and they said because I have dark tint on my windows and my antennae is on the rear window that it is causing me not to get reception is this true? Why would my tint have anything to do with my radio reception? Are they BS-ing me? ghead
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They COULD be BS-ing you, but then they might not be. Odds are when you got your tint (or when the previous owner did), the tinting specialists probably extolled the virtues of "Metallized tint", in other words, because the tint has metal as part of its substance, it will not go purple. Now this is true, but this metalized tint can also wreak havoc with many car audio systems that do not have a fixed mast or retractable antenna.

So odds are, the tint could very well be causing your reception issue. If you know your tint is NOT metalized, or you KNOW you got specialized 3M carbon tint (a solution to the metal problem), then they are blowing smoke up your ass and thats not the issue. More than likely, the tint is the problem.
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