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    I have a 03 Yukon Denali that gets terrible radio reception on both AM and FM. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Did you check the antenna connection on the back of the radio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachh1020 View Post
    Did you check the antenna connection on the back of the radio?
    Thats the same thing that I was thinking.
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    I havn't yet. Is it a straight forward operation getting the unit out of the dash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by midwest View Post
    I havn't yet. Is it a straight forward operation getting the unit out of the dash?
    I'd suggest doing a google search as my truck differs from yours. Hell, since I aint doin nuthin I'll search for ya.

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    If it is how I'm thinking, you just pull the trim piece the runs around your entire dash. Then there are 4 bolts the hold the head unit in then it just slides out. the antenna connection should be on the right side of the back of the radio. Hope this helps!

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    Please do not blame me if you mess this up. I have done this numerous times in my truck replacing head units and hooking various things up to my head unit but I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE with an 03!

    The trim around the dash, you will need to pry open to get the entire panel off.
    How to do this, you'll prolly have to put the emergency brake on and turn the key to ACC.
    Tilt the steering wheel all the way down and pull the gear shift knob as far down as you can.
    Then start to pry the dash panel off making sure not to pull and wires still connected to the panel farther than they should be
    If some are still connected. you may need to disconnect them.



    I'm going to guess that the radio sits inside a harness that is clamped to the inside of the dashboard.
    If so, unclamp it and slide the whole thing forward.
    There should be a single black wire that looks like a head phone cable with a silver tip on it that plugs into the back. make sure it is secure. If it isn't, then thats your problem. If it is, the you basically did everything for nothing. Sorry.

    This was a blind tutorial and I don't recommend this being stickied as I have no experience with these newer trucks

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    Thanks for the replies. The FM is better than AM, but they are both poor. I hope it is something simple.

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