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Which radio antenna adaptor

I just had a Kenwood DNX6140 Nav system installed. FM comes in but no AM. I know they put a adaptor in but which kind should it be. I know it has been mentioned here but I searched all over and can't really find what I am looking for. Also do anyone else have this system installed?
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AM and Fm are the same antenae uses... check your setting....
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I know they use the same antenna but my understanding is that the European radios using different grounding or something. There are no setting to check. I just do a autoscan for AM but it doesn't stop or select any frequency.
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Our Smart Center might be able to help you out. Darin installed my aftermarket stereo and helped get the AM working after it was oh-so-weak for a couple weeks. It didn't take him long and everything was golden! I could again hear those traffic reports.
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Called Portland smart center and they said european to us. Took car back to installer and they tried about 4 different ones and finally got one that works great.
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So.... which one was it, for those that might run into the same issue?
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I just called them and they said it was the VW non-amplified antenna adapter.
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Great - thanks!
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a little fact about the vw ant adapters. there is a resistor in the adaptor. if you remove it you will get better am reception. if i have a old vw ant laying around the shop i will get some pics of how to remove the resistor.
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