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Old 01-17-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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Stereo Problems

Hey guys i'm new here and after a few minutes of searching i didn't find an answer to my question so here it is. I installed a new pioneer radio into my jeep over the summer and ever since have been hearing A LOT of static/interference noise. I purchased an antenna noise filter from crutchfield which didn't fix the problem. I also have changed the ground wire which didn't fix it either. The last thing i tried was completely disconnecting the sub which also had no effect of the static/interence. So i am turning to you guys for help. Do you have any solutions to this problem? or any type of insight on what the problem MAY be? I'm up for trying anything at this point. I would rather not buy a new radio but if thats the final solution so be it.

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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yo bro take it to an auto electronics speacialist. NOT best buy or anything like that. MUST be a specialist. they will fix it.

the problem maybe your engine or even a/c making the noise. so to test that; dont start engine and just turn you head unit on... they sell a noise reducer for squuiling. im not sure about static. my best bet is thinking static is a antena problem. how is sound with a cd?

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:03 AM   #3
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is it static-like a poor signal, or is it engine whine-like engine interfearance?
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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CD plays fine no problems at all. and its like a buzzing noise. sometimes its really loud and sometimes its subtle or not there at all. Sometimes it seems like it gets louder as the RPM's go up but thats only like once in a while so i don't think that is the problem.

My friend suggested that water or condensation may of gotten into the head unit causing some corrosion making a bad ground so that could be the culprit.

I think that when i get some free time i will take it to boomer or something and see what they think. But with my luck when they look at it it will be a time when its not a loud noise hah.

But ya keep those suggestions coming Thanks guys!
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Do you have an amp??
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:50 PM   #6
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look at your spark plug wires....if the don't say 'resistor' on them, that is a problem..
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Do you have an amp??
yes there is an amp/sub combo (its build into the sub). i ended up cutting the power for it and removed all cables to the sub/amp and still have the noise.

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look at your spark plug wires....if the don't say 'resistor' on them, that is a problem..
if they don't say resistor on them what would the next step be? add a resistor to the power cable to the head unit? i will have to check that out when i get a chance to run outside.
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change your spark plug wires to the resistor type..the non resistor wires are usually used in a hi-performance application, they really do not offer much improvement over the resistor type in most cars..but-they do add to stereo noise, you will hear a a high pitched whine/buzzing over your radio and it will change as the rpms change..very annoying~
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Hell I even had a wire that had backed off the distributor ever so slightly causing me great grief. I had noise in everything (stereo, CB, & ham gear). Chased and chased it until I checked the plug wires. Ever so slight air gap was still making connection to fire normally just generating so much noise that all the electronics were useless.
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thanks for the ideas guys! that MAY be the issue i currently haven't had a chance to run out to my jeep which is on the other side of campus. My friend played a joke on me during the summer a few times unplugging my distributor cap so i couldn't start my engine. I never did double check to make sure everything was tight after that though.
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they sell an adpator exactly made for your problem... i found one at walmarts cheap. cant find link or name for it on website... BUT i DEFINETLY know they have your fix! so dont go buyinh spark pluggs, go buy the adapter!

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