Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-01-2012, 11:13 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 99
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1164
Discount80 is on a distinguished road
Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Hi Everyone. My wife and I bought 2 of the same exact JGC's within 2 weeks of each other.

I noticed when using the Siruis Sat Radio in mine that there is a buzzing static like sound in the background. I started noticing it when listening to sports talk radio or comedy channels when there was a good break of audio for a second or two. The music related channels have it also but not as noticeable because the constant audio hides it.

I turned to channel 0 which has no broadcast at all and turned the volume way up. The exact sound I hear happens on channel zero as well and it can be heard most clearly this way since there is no audio at all being played in the speakers.

The best way I can describe it is the sort of sound we used to hear when we would sign online using a dial up connection.

I called Siruis and they did a signal reset etc and no improvement.

Can you guys do the channel Zero test and let me know if you hear it, because I don't hear it on my wife's truck.

Thank you.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2012, 11:29 AM
J13ntv's Avatar
Black is Back.. Coming in 2010, the All new GC! :D

My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,272
Thanks: 67
Thanked 34 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 359369
J13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond reputeJ13ntv has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Discount80 View Post
Hi Everyone. My wife and I bought 2 of the same exact JGC's within 2 weeks of each other.

I noticed when using the Siruis Sat Radio in mine that there is a buzzing static like sound in the background. I started noticing it when listening to sports talk radio or comedy channels when there was a good break of audio for a second or two. The music related channels have it also but not as noticeable because the constant audio hides it.

I turned to channel 0 which has no broadcast at all and turned the volume way up. The exact sound I hear happens on channel zero as well and it can be heard most clearly this way since there is no audio at all being played in the speakers.

The best way I can describe it is the sort of sound we used to hear when we would sign online using a dial up connection.

I called Siruis and they did a signal reset etc and no improvement.

Can you guys do the channel Zero test and let me know if you hear it, because I don't hear it on my wife's truck.

Thank you.

I was going to tell you to test it on your second Jeep, that should be enough of an answer, but see you already did so.

I just went out and there is no channel zero available on the 730N... Channel preview 184 has music. I tried a comedy channel and most speak often but I do not hear background noise in the very short pauses... Should schedule an apt for the dealer, do you notice any static issues when playing MP3 or CD? That will show its interference/radio/amp issue then mostlikely if you get it on more then one source I'd think..
__________________

__________________
Jorde

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland- 5.7L, Black




Current Mods- Corsa Catback exhaust / JL Stealthbox / Bwoody 4" intake / Sharkfin Antenna / Chrome Tubular side steps / Chrome Fog Bezels / F/R Slush Mats / Cargo Mat / Illuminated Door Sill Guards / Bright Pedals / Nanofusion Complete Clear Bra Protection / Headlight Protection / Front Tints / Tinted Tails
Future Mods-- Tuner?

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2012, 10:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 99
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1164
Discount80 is on a distinguished road
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

I actually did test it again tonight on my wifes jeep and it did do it. The other way you can test it is while on sat radio press different presets rapidly on the touch screen so the broadcast never has a chance to actually play, make sure the volume is up nice and high. This is unique to Sat, mp3 ,cd,fm,am etc all are clear as a whistle.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-21-2012, 11:52 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coastal SC
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2368
Palmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Mine does this sometimes. Any resolution?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-21-2012, 12:55 PM
Justal13's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 373
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 1990
Justal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond reputeJustal13 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Mine was a bit "off" in sound when new as well - a bit mutted and some random static. While investigating the rear of the GC for a rattle, I noticed that the antenna on mine was very loose - to the point that it wiggled in the mount. I removed it, added di-electric grease (you can get at any auto supply store) and reinstalled it tightly. I really cranked on it, because there are some detents in the base, and you need to make sure it is tightly sealed. My FM radio and Sirius reception improved dramatically, and the rattle in the rear was gone. My wife has a factory XM Radio in her GM, so I could compare and now the sound quality with the GC Sirius is at lease equal to her's. Best luck.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-21-2012, 04:05 PM
Ratchet's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wilson, NC
Posts: 409
Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 5523
Ratchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond reputeRatchet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Discount80, what year is your WK2 and what head unit is installed? Look near the lower right corner of the head unit and you will see 3 letters. RBZ, RER, etc.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 99
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1164
Discount80 is on a distinguished road
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

2012 rhb


Quote:
Originally Posted by ratchet View Post
discount80, what year is your wk2 and what head unit is installed? Look near the lower right corner of the head unit and you will see 3 letters. Rbz, rer, etc.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-20-2012, 12:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 99
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1164
Discount80 is on a distinguished road
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

anyone else any ideas? It is driving me nuts!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coastal SC
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2368
Palmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond reputePalmetto has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Discount80 View Post
anyone else any ideas? It is driving me nuts!
I should be going soon for an oil change (I'm at 6500 miles and waiting). I hope to bring it up then. I have the same issue.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-08-2012, 04:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 99
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1164
Discount80 is on a distinguished road
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Still no answers on this ? My wife and I both have 2012 JGC we cant be the only 2 in the world with this issue? Can we? LOL
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-08-2012, 04:21 PM
New Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
NewJerseyBandit is on a distinguished road
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

2012 JGC Altitude Pkg and I hear the same static hissing softly in the background of my SAT radio as well. I just assumed it was a limitation of SAT radio. It also randomly mutes for a split second on occasion which I also assumed was the SAT signal being lost for a moment. I would like to know as well if I am mistaken and there is indeed something wrong with the head unit.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-08-2012, 05:21 PM
Durt McGurt's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1142
Durt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond reputeDurt McGurt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Someone Test This For Me Please!! Sirius Sat Radio Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewJerseyBandit View Post
2012 JGC Altitude Pkg and I hear the same static hissing softly in the background of my SAT radio as well. I just assumed it was a limitation of SAT radio. It also randomly mutes for a split second on occasion which I also assumed was the SAT signal being lost for a moment. I would like to know as well if I am mistaken and there is indeed something wrong with the head unit.
x2
__________________

__________________
Durt McGurt
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
430N Sirius Sat Radio Background Static? Discount80 Audio/Visual/Navigation 2 12-26-2011 06:33 PM
sat radio question Bigdiesel74 Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 7 10-21-2011 08:46 AM
Sat radio help!!! AceRider2011 Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 1 04-28-2011 06:27 PM
Sirius sat Rosewood Audio/Visual/Navigation 10 03-11-2011 07:24 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.