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Old 12-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have seen several posts about the location of the OEM radio antenna location. Can anyone tell me where the antenna and booster are located on the 2008 model? Our AM/FM are now only picking up the very closest stations. Thanks!
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The antenna is in the rear glass, and the antenna preamp is in the rear hatch. It is fairly common to have the wires supplying power to the preamp break where they flex inside one of the two rubber boots at the top of the hatch. inspect those, and the wire damage should be obvious.
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Given that it's winter, this isn't just when you have your rear defroster on, right? That's pretty common and you can re-paint (with special paint, of course) any broken spots in the grid to fix it.

I was going to fix mine this summer, but had the windows tinted so now the wires are behind film. Oh well...I usually use satellite radio anyway.
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Had the exact thing happen in my 08.....radio signal sucked and my reverse lights didn't work as well .... Wires broke inside both rubber boots in the hatch. Soldered them back and everything works!
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This :" It is fairly common to have the wires supplying power to the preamp break where they flex inside one of the two rubber boots at the top of the hatch"
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I just joined this forum, thank you very much for the replies!!
I will check the wiring.
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Thanks so much for your help.
I ended up having 2 broken wires inside the drivers side boot to the hatch.
Luckily one was a heavier gauge so that I could figure out which ones needed to be soldered together.
Radio is great, thanks again!!
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