My 2012 S60 has the standard radio package and the pre wire kit for NAV. It did not get the nav pkg or any other add ins.
I bought it used as lease return and CPO with warranty.
It's Baseball season and I want to hear AM play by play.
I have a real problem with the static/interference in the AM radio.
I have been to the dealer twice for help and asked:
Check connection to the antenna and radio.
This is the symptom:
Under over passes there is a strain of static through the speakers.
Around tall buildings in the city there is a strain of static through the speakers.
Near power poles in residential areas there is a strain of static through the speakers.
UNIQUE! and I can't figure out any solution.
When there is some static at a stop sign or in a garage with interference, if you turn the steering wheel a little left or right or continuously, the static increases!
#1 I'd like the static to be suppressed.
Questions and options to the crowd and any techs out there:
I have been told:
by Aftermarket radio installer. The 2012 S60 radio has some kind of link to the car computer and really can't be replaced with an aftermarket radio.
By dealer that the rear window tinting has interference to the antenna. supposed to be metal in the film? Hard for me to believe.
By dealer-There is another nav/radio that is VOLVO part and can be upgraded. $800-1600! yikes! Not guaranteed to eliminate the static.
Would this upgrade radio have less static?
Please let me know any opinions, and really need facts from engineers or experts.
Is the alternator interfering with the system. Since the power steering operation affects the noise there is some link to the radio reception. Bad ground? Some power producing feedback? P/S has an electric component?
Is the antenna affected by window film?
Where is the AM part of the antenna?
Is there a resistor/device that can be installed in the wiring/antenna to suppress the static?
Does anyone with an S60 (2012) have great AM radio reception?
Does anyone have the full nav radio and have no static in AM reception?
ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS or what else should I press to the dealer to repair?
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