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2005 05 Boxster 987 Radio Reception!


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Hi,

My Boxster seems to struggle with radio reception, even from strong signals. I Listen to BBC R1 or R2 and generally R1 is much worse, hissing in the background a lot and occasionally just dropping out completely for a few seconds at a time, R2 and other stations seem better but not great.

Is this a common issue and is there a fix ?... I don't think there is anything wrong particularly other than the pathetic excuse for an antenna, but I did not have this issue at all with my last boxster (2001, 986S) and so I thought I would pose the question.

Thanks in advance

Rob

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Hi,

My Boxster seems to struggle with radio reception, even from strong signals. I Listen to BBC R1 or R2 and generally R1 is much worse, hissing in the background a lot and occasionally just dropping out completely for a few seconds at a time, R2 and other stations seem better but not great.

Is this a common issue and is there a fix ?... I don't think there is anything wrong particularly other than the pathetic excuse for an antenna, but I did not have this issue at all with my last boxster (2001, 986S) and so I thought I would pose the question.

Thanks in advance

Rob

I've a similar issue for - wait for it - an 05 987. Mine has Bose which doesn't help hide the poor reception. Anyone any similar experiences?

Thanks.

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I have an '05 Boxster and the radio has always sucked. The CDR24 was replaced and I just replaced my windshield (so the antenna has been replaced). It didn't help.

Turning Surround Sound off is the only thing that helps.

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The stock CDR radio in the 987 uses a singular antenna for radio reception (mounted in the front windscreen). The PCM uses a diversity antennae set up that selects the strongest signal from one of four antennaes , I believe it also has a booster too. A rod antennae mounted on the front fender/ wing is also available. The basic antenna amplifier sits at the bottom of the windshield cover I beleive.

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