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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Radio Issue in 2002 Ml 320

Hi, I am new to these forums and will be posting this in this section and the audio and telematics section, so you may see this twice. I have a 2002 ML 320 and the radio only plays static now anywhere outside of a city. It has worked before and now has static the farther out you are from a city. Unfortunately wherever a repair shop that I trust is located, the radio works perfectly. I was wondering if any of you had suggestions on how I would be able to fix this and what the problem may be. I dont know if it is an antenna issue or not, and if it is how would I find the part that I would need to fix it. Any help would be appreciated, Thank you.
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There is a signal amplifier in the tailgate hatch. They have been known to fail.
In some cases the wire from that looks like a thin piece of coax can have the insulation on it damaged by rubbing on the sheet metal that it runs through.

Please post your issue in the W163 forum we have here. There are a few members that have solved this exact problem and would be glad to help out.
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Ok I took off the paneling and I could see no cable that was severed. So is it ok to assume that the amplifier might be the problem? Would their be a way to test if this is the problem or should I just get a new amplifier and see if the fixes it. Also what would the model amplifier that I need be? Thank you for all your help.
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