Nissan Altima Owners Manual: AM radio reception

AM signals, because of their low frequency, can bend around objects and skip along the ground.

In addition, the signals can be bounced off the ionosphere and bent back to earth. Because of these characteristics, AM signals are also subject to interference as they travel from transmitter to receiver.

Fading: Occurs while the vehicle is passing through freeway underpasses or in areas with many tall buildings. It can also occur for several seconds during ionospheric turbulence even in areas where no obstacles exist.

Static: Caused by thunderstorms, electrical power lines, electric signs and even traffic lights.

    FM radio reception
    Range: FM range is normally limited to 25 – 30 mi (40 – 48 km), with monaural (single channel) FM having slightly more range than stereo FM. External influences may sometimes interfere with FM ...

    Satellite radio reception (if so equipped)
    When the satellite radio is used for the first time or the battery has been replaced, the satellite radio may not work properly. This is not a malfunction. Wait more than 10 minutes with satellit ...

    Other materials:

    Steering gear and linkage
    Exploded View 1. Cotter pin 2. Steering gear assembly Removal and Installation REMOVAL 1. Remove the front tires. 2. Remove undercover using power tool. 3. Remove lower side bolt of lower joint. 4. Remove cotter pin (1), and then loosen the nut. 5. Remove steering outer socket ...

    Console box
    Upper half Pull up on the driver’s side latch to open the upper half of the console box. The upper half of the console box may be used for storage of cellular phones. An access hole is provided at the front of the upper half of the console box for phone cord routing to the power outlet. ...

    Ignition signal
    Description The ignition signal from the ECM is sent to and amplified by the power transistor. The power transistor turns ON and OFF the ignition coil primary circuit. This ON/OFF operation induces the proper high voltage in the coil secondary circuit. Component Function Check 1.INSPECTION ...