LIMITED RADIO RECEPTION IN CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED

LIMITED RADIO RECEPTION IN CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED

LIMITED RADIO RECEPTION IN CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED

Dear Sarge,

Recently we purchased a very clean 2011 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited. Love it except for one thing. We get very limited radio reception in Can-Am Commander Limited! The previous owner stated it never was a “great” radio. Unless the day is just right and nothing is blocking any radio signals, we can hear the radio. Otherwise, the signal is weak with a lot of static. Engine speed or road speed doesn’t seem to affect the reception. Even with the switch in the accessory position, the reception is poor. I want to blame it on a poor radio. The Dealer doesn’t have a clue as to the source of this problem. Do you?

Beverly Gartner

Rainy River, Ontario, Canada

Private Garterbelt, Yes I do have a clue why your Limited’s radio’s reception is so limited, but it will cost you some PT! Laugh Boot! Some LTD radios were not properly installed. I would bet a month’s pay you will find the antenna wire coiled up and stuck behind the glove compartment. Sometimes there is no antenna connected at all! Remove the glove compartment and string out the antenna wire (thin white wire) under the dash and see if that helps. In case you didn’t receive the operator’s manual with your Limited Jensen radio, here it is: http://www.jensenmarinedirect.com/downloads/dl/file/id/418/jms2212_owners_manual.pdf. Now understand that Sarge is not a radio expert, but Jensen has 6” and 14” rubber external antennas that may improve your reception at www.rvpartsnation.com. The 6” is P/N X-JAN139 and the 14” is P/N X-1181039. Maybe you should just consider enjoying the sound of your Zooter blasting thru Mother Nature instead of blasting tunes! Laugh Boot! 25 pushups Boot! Dismissed!

ORDERS FOR OTHER RECRUITS

Poor audio system performance is often a result of installation errors, not component failure. Be sure the antenna is properly connected and shielded when required. Poor grounds at amplifiers and head units can also reduce audio output and add unwanted noise.

See more about the first gen Can-Am Commander here: 2020 CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED – UTV Action Magazine

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