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Hi we have a GT86 2013 from new and the radio has started to loose constant reception . For no reason we can be driving and the radio seems to loose aerial reception - lots a fuzzy noise and then the signal comes back .
We tried re tuning but no change . The radio accepts blue tooth such as amazon music and the mobile phone link works works correctly. The radio is FM and has a code TAS300 below the power on off/ volume switch . There is no sat nav software loaded in the radio .
We tried touching the aerial on the roof but no change.

We suspect the aerial lead at the back of the radio must be loose so we want to remove the radio and its surrounding front fascia. We plan to replace the radio with a 2014 TAS300 which includes the sat nav software ( is this possible and are connections all the same ?) BUT how to you lift the bottom clip in the middle of the fascia - Is there a special thin blade / tool to lift the plastic tang ?
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Unless you have a burning desire to use an OEM headunit, I'd be tempted to go aftermarket and grab one with Android Auto / Apple Car Play.
As it runs the map application from your phone (sort of like having a 2nd screen)... the maps will be current (and support traffic) rather than being 7 years out of date, plus you'll not need to run a GPS antenna.
Other applications like Amazon music should be a lot nicer to use as well 馃憤

As for the fascia, the section you've removed in the first image should be the only section you need to remove.
I couldn't quite work out where the tab in the 2nd image is located?

Edit: The sound quality should also be improved quite a bit with an aftermarket headunit 馃憤馃榿

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You will want to use a 'spudger' or plastic cutlery to prise off the bottom clips. It's not on there tight and comes off easier than you think.

It might not necessarily be your antenna connection, it is a powered antenna so you will want to ensure its getting a reliable 12v feed to it.

As Kaviar said, its not worth the upgrade on the standard headunit, you are best off going aftermarket, much better options out there.
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