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static over the radio...

has anyone experienced static over the radio, and blamed the fog lights? with my old trans am, when i had a bad ground, i heard it in the speakers. now for some reason, i have a feeling that i have a bad ground on the fog lights (which is directly on the battery) and its making my radio static.

for example, my radio is on satellite with no static, on ipod with no static, on hard drive with no static. yet when its on radio, and i drive under an overpass or something, i get a lot of static. then for a test, i turn the fogs off and drive the same route, no static at all.

anyone know what i'm talking about?
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:43 PM
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Re: static over the radio...

what brand hid 's do you have? Do they have an emi filter?
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Re: static over the radio...

it was an ebay brand. i dont know what an emi filter is, but i have it plugged in to a fused wire harness, because i have a fear of burning up the stock wire harness
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Re: static over the radio...

most of the cheap kits have no filters and interfere with the electronics on vehicles. People think they are getting a good deal till problems like this arise...
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Re: static over the radio...

i got them for convenience, mainly, but i would like to get a set from xenon depot. do you know which ones i should get?
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Re: static over the radio...

It's def the HID ballast. I have the same problem. When I'm in motion it isn't that bad but sitting still I get the static. It's only with FM and I really don't listen to FM radio much so I just live with it. LOL
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Re: static over the radio...

ok good, so at least its not just me. have you ever thought of upgrading to a better brand?
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ok good, so at least its not just me. have you ever thought of upgrading to a better brand?
Not right now. nope. Was thinking of going to OEM HID's and I may do it then.
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Re: static over the radio...

i have factory hids, but i installed after market hids in the fog lamps. i think i may just upgrade now, being that this is really annoying
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Re: static over the radio...

Yeah bro if it's just fogs I'd def go XenonDopot.
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Re: static over the radio...

not waiting any longer, pmed xenon depot. i'll post if the problem has been resolved, hopefully by the end of the week
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Re: static over the radio...

I can just about guarantee myself the problem will be solved. LOL
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