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I reported earlier about having poor or no reception on FM stations. Tried a number of things--removing front panel and checking for bad connections for the radio-no bad connections--problem not solved. Partially removed head liner to check on antenna connections--all seemed fine.
Turns out I had recently plugged in a portable GPS into the lighter plug in the console using a Chinese made lighter plug to USB connector. I removed the plug and the problem is solved. All FM stations come in loud and clear.
If you using one of these plugs to charge anything and have bad FM reception do what I did.
 

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Wow! It is a shame you had to go through all the trouble-shooting efforts to end up with a cheap Chinese USB connector being the culprit. In the end, you have proven that you get what you pay for.

Now that you have learned how to get to the radio head, I wonder if you could replace it with one that allowed Android Auto (or Car Play from Apple) to be installed, thereby allowing up-to-date navigation to be had from your smart phone. That is something that I would like in my 2014.
 

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there is a reason electronic device get tested by the FCC

You can use a second radio to see if a car is sending out RF it should not

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