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Topic # 101662 5-May-2012 18:00 Send private message

I have a Jap import that had a band expander to make the radio work.

I just installed a new NZ radio, and it works great.  Seems to get all the right stations.

Only once I was finished, I realised I left the band expander in there.  Is that going to cause any signal quality issues?  Should I remove it or just leave it be?

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  Reply # 620197 5-May-2012 18:01 Send private message

Depending on the expander fitted, the primary signal will probably still get through OK, but it would be best to remove it if possible...

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  Reply # 620198 5-May-2012 18:02 Send private message

It would be best to remove it, as you may end up with second "images" of some stations in the wrong places on the FM band.  Also, the band expander may reduce the signal strength a little, and introduce extra noise that shouldn't be there.





 

 



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  Reply # 620203 5-May-2012 18:07 Send private message

Primo - cheers for the help.  Will take it out tomorrow

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  Reply # 620424 6-May-2012 13:14 Send private message

Mine got worse when I took the band expander out when chanign stereo in one car. Gave up and took it to an installer place that needed to add something to power the antenna, which the band expander was passing thru from the stock head deck.




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