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I've had a '13 2500HD for a couple months now. It has the OEM radio with CD and the aux jack on the front. The FM tuner has a problem tuning in frequencies around 98.7. Now this wouldn't be a problem except that this particular station carries the games of one of my favorite sports teams.

I had the truck in for some minor issues and had the service guys look at this problem. The service guy said that this was a known issue with these radios and that they have been seeing it for about three years now. Basically he said that they couldn't get GM to do anything about it. I talked to my sales guy and we went out to look at a couple other trucks on the lot. Sure enough, they all had the same problem including the '13 model he drives. My plan is to have them write it up everytime I take it for service. Anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks

 

Mike

 

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98.7 comes in fine on both our '05 Yukon and '10 Sierra. Here it's a country station my wife listens to often. Can you get the station on other radios? Just curious if it's your location or just the radio...

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98.7 comes in fine on the wife's car and the '03 Silverado I traded not to mention all the home radio/stereos which also work fine. I've also checked with friends and neighbors and everything is good. Location doesn't seem to matter as reception at that frequency is bad everywhere the truck has been. I'm fairly convinced it's either the tuner or the antenna or the combination of the two. I think the service guy is convinced too. I might have preferred that he was a little more proactive about the issue but he did say that they had previously approached GM with adding an amp (I assume FM boost)to these units but that GM wouldn't go for it. He also suggested that I call GM Customer Service to get to my regional service guy. I may have to do that before basketball season.

 

Mike

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Probably a poor design on the FM tuner with what is called "birdie" at that frequency. Some internal oscillator, processor, etc putting out a signal on that frequency. We don't have a local station on that frequency but I could hear some type of signal there.

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