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Old 04-23-2019, 05:24 AM
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Since there is no AM radio in the e tron is there an aftermarket method to allow one to listen to AM radio?
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:46 AM
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I’m sure there is a smartphone app to get the stations you want.
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:36 AM
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Are you sure no AM? North American Owner's Manual says this:

The radio supports the FM, AM and SiriusXM* (satellite radio) bands. Using the HD Radio receiver also allows you to receive radio stations on the FM and AM bands in digital format
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:16 AM
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That is good news. My dealer told me there was no AM radio due to some electronic interference.
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:01 PM
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Gerry's post of the Window Sticker shows no AM Radio. Hmmm.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:21 AM
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Speaking as a licensed Ham radio operator, AM is highly susceptible to radio interference ( unlike FM which has "Capture effect"). A passive band pass filter will help, but, the fact that the front motor WILL generate signals in the kHz band, and is merely a couple of feet from the head-unit, and the oscillating signal will travel thru the giant power cable ( acting like an antenna), and AM radio by design must pick up distance (faint) signal and amplify it. Sure, engineers can use a feedback loop to actively "counter/cancel" the motor signals but there will be some distortion as the motor is winding up and down.
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:08 AM
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According to my EU owner manual, e-tron has AM radio.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by anemeth View Post
According to my EU owner manual, e-tron has AM radio.
Your are right in my US manual Page 210. it says AM/FM ( with both HD and analog)
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:49 AM
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Now that we have deliveries is there a functioning AM radio?
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:20 PM
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Now that we have deliveries is there a functioning AM radio?
For the life of me, I can't understand why there is so much energy wasted on whether or not the e-tron has an AM radio. I understand you may be in a rural area or have a special station you like....if you are buying an e-tron, I assume you would have a smart phone??? There are many apps out there that you can add to your phone to get any AM station and then stream to the radio...if you are looking for a cassette tape player or 8-track, I am sorry...cant help with this one.
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