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DAB reception

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:11 am
by adn1962
I know this has been discussed in previous posts, however, my car has gone in today for a fix on this issue.
Toyota technical have a bulletin out to improve/fix DAB reception issue. I found this out after insisting they find a fix for my poor reception.
I’m told the fix is to add an in-line suppressor to aerial cable and update/change DAB module behind dash.
It’s an all-day job. My only concern is introduction of squeaks and rattles - as the dash needs to be removed to access module.
Anyway, I’ll update and let you know if this fixes the very poor DAB reception I get from mine. Kia company car is great with no loss of signal - anywhere.

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 pm
by devonaygo
There is no need for the dash to come out, the DAB module needs a Software update ( done via USB ) and the filter goes on the power supply to the forward facing camera heater unit at the top of the windscreen.

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:46 pm
by adn1962
Yeah, they said software was up-to-date, so assumed it was due to my uploading of the latest Sat Nav and software package before it went in.

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:37 pm
by darling
So did they do anything and if they did was it improved?

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:39 pm
by adn1962
darling wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:37 pm
So did they do anything and if they did was it improved?
They added a filter to DAB aerial cable - apparently. Feels like it has improved it, but not been out much since.

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:07 pm
by adn1962
UPDATE - DAB issue still not fixed, so its back in next week for this & Excessive condensation in car.

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:53 pm
by adn1962
Had car back today after it went back in for DAB and condensation issues. The outcome is:-

DAB - nothing we can do. We’ve done all we can.
Condensation - nothing we can do. No leaks in car. Leave the A/C on to duhumidify.

🤷🏻‍♀️🙄

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:58 am
by MadSkilzYo
My DAB reception is very poor also, but improves if I unplug my Qi wireless phone charger. Do you have anything like this in yours?
Dashcams can also affect reception too.

Re: DAB reception

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:04 am
by adn1962
MadSkilzYo wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:58 am
My DAB reception is very poor also, but improves if I unplug my Qi wireless phone charger. Do you have anything like this in yours?
Dashcams can also affect reception too.
No. I have a dash cam but it has an in-line filter fitted. It’s nextbase and Toyota fit.
It is better now tbh. It still drops out in certain areas, so have to live with it.