Citroen relay stereo problem

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Citroen relay stereo problem

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Hi I have a 07 plate relay 2.2 I have converted to a camper but the stereo has problems.
1. Stereo will pick up local radio
2. Will loose signal when I move the van.
3. Traveling down the motorway it will pick up a local station for about 3 miles

I have changed the stereo with no joy
I have changed the Ariel no joy
Have installed a new Ariel no joy
Have put in a modern head unit still the same
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Have you tried changing the antenna cable?
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It is likely to be water and/ corrosion in the aerial wiring or the small amplifier unit (if fitted). Sometimes water can get in and cause havoc.
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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xantia_v6 wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 20:55
Have you tried changing the antenna cable?

Replace complete Ariel with cable etc
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 20:57
It is likely to be water and/ corrosion in the aerial wiring or the small amplifier unit (if fitted). Sometimes water can get in and cause havoc.

Ariel is connected directly to stereo
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Some Citroen aerials have an amplifier built into the base of the aerial. If water gets in here it can reduce the effective reception range of the radio.
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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If the aerial base unit is an amplified type are you sure that it's getting a proper 12v feed? On PSA vehicles I have seen types which have a separate 12v feed and others which have 12v sent down the aerial lead. You obviously have to match the type to the 12v supply.
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 20:57
It is likely to be water and/ corrosion in the aerial wiring or the small amplifier unit (if fitted). Sometimes water can get in and cause havoc.
As I already mentioned about the amplified aerial in my first post - here is the unit with the amplified base I mentioned - similar to this. I can't be specific without a VIN and an RPO - as there are so many variants of these vans and as some are Fiat Hybrids, not all the diagrams are available.
Relay Aerial.PNG
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Hi vin is VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]********
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Ok, it's as I originally posted - so no change (good guess :-D )

There's nothing about the base being amplified, and also no other identifiable amplifier boxes or adapters as there are in the C5 for example - but here is a better picture of the aerial fixing under the headlining:
Jumper Aerial.JPG
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Ok a bit stuffed then as I have replaced the aerial and cable and stereo and the problem is still there so a bit lost now
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Try attaching a piece of normal wire (about 50cm) to the antenna socket on the radio, and see if that gets better reception, to at least prove that the head unit is working OK.
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Its a long shot but i have seen alternator insulation breaking down or a alternator bearing running rough that has caused your exact symptoms.
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Cheers guys will try in the week
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Re: Citroen relay stereo problem

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Bick wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 11:25
Its a long shot but i have seen alternator insulation breaking down or a alternator bearing running rough that has caused your exact symptoms.

I presume that issue would only appear with the engine running?