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Old 04-25-2010, 07:22 PM
snakeranger snakeranger is offline
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Default Problems with my lights

I'm having problems with the HID lights. The problem is when I turn on the headlights, my radio always gets more static than normal. When I turn them off, the static goes away. Does anyone else have this problem and how do I solve it?
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: Problems with my lights

Did you connect to the same power supply as the headlights? Or it sounds like it might be a bad ground. Try grounding the stereo directly to the chassis if it isn't already.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:17 PM
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Did you connect to the same power supply as the headlights? Or it sounds like it might be a bad ground. Try grounding the stereo directly to the chassis if it isn't already.
Yeah I connected them to the same supply as the headlights.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: Problems with my lights

ive heard about this happening, but not sure of the cause or fix. i never listen to my radio, ive got my ipod plugged in all the time so ive never heard it
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:40 PM
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Yeah I connected them to the same supply as the headlights.
Where?
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Problems with my lights

Is the sound coming from the stock speakers? Do you have and aftermarket deck or sub and amp?
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:39 PM
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Is the sound coming from the stock speakers? Do you have and aftermarket deck or sub and amp?
No, everything is stock still. But yeah the static is coming from the stock speakers.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:14 PM
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hmmmm...where are the ballasts mounted?
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:04 PM
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hmmmm...where are the ballasts mounted?
They are mounted near the headlights. I'll take a pic of where they are mounted soon. I thought that would be the problem of where they were mounted but on Sunday I took them off and switched them around several places to test but the same thing happens.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:10 PM
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Where they are mounted.



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