Rf noise?

drj777

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i recently upgraded my halogens up front to HIDs...and now when theyre on - i get RF noise on the radio and cant hear anyone till its off.:eek:

the power & ground from the radio are in the same loom as the light switch that goes along the steering column & thru the firewall to a fuseblock in the engine bay where theyre both connected.

so - can i simply move the radio power and ground off the fuseblock to the battery directly to eliminate the RF noise...or do i have to get them off the same loom on the column and wire the radio to the cig lighter in the cab?:confused:

im rovng for the MDR night race this weekend and i need to have it sorted out before then...

thanks up front,

drj
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partybarge_pilot

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Defiantly move the power and ground for the radio to the battery. You may still have some noise depending on the ballasts.
 

drj777

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thanks for the info!

the ballast is internal...do you think it'll be ok?

or should i just go ahead & wire it to the cig lighter?

drj
 

partybarge_pilot

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Lighter connections can be problematic. Run it's own separate power and ground lines to the battery keeping them away from the HID wiring.

How is your antenna mounted?
 

drj777

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the antennae is on the roof - and i ran the wire down along the door sill - tucked under the carpet.

i have only one way out to the engine bay (that i know of) and thats along the steering column thru the firewall...so even if i move the radio power and ground to the battery - both wires will run out thru the firewall the same way...any suggestions?:confused:

i can reroute the antennae wire to the pass side of the truck, that may help a bit - @ the moment everything is on the drivers side...radio - lights - antennae.

drj
 

partybarge_pilot

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Punch a new hole on the P-side and put a grommet on it.

Check the ground on the antenna. disconnect the antenna from the radio , from the outer shield at the radio end to the body of the truck you shouldn't be over 5 Ohm's.
 

drj777

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okee dokee...thanks, i appreciate the help!!:)

drj
 
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