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Engien revs and lights dim when i key up

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when i key up only if my trucks running. my lights all dim, my voltage meeter drops from 14 to 12 all my lights dim and then when i let go of the key my engien revs about 500 rpm then drops back down to normal real quick like... wth!

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    Rob May 11, 2010

    Y'all removed TR32, aren't y'all?

    Probably running one of those leenyers, too...

    Awww, Andy!

    Nip it in the bud.



    You're either running 100w+ power, or the RF interference when you key down is confusing the vehicle's computer, y'all.

  • s60six May 11, 2010

    does it have a built in kicker?

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You don't say how much power you  are running, but it must be quite a bit, or you have an amp you're not telling us about.  By keying up the radio, you're putting enough load on your electrical system to pull the voltage down which causes you lights to dim, rpms to drop, etc.  When you key off, everything goes back to "normal" which means no load so the engine will surge momentarily before it recovers.  Depending on how many watts you are running, you may also be affecting the alternator regulator.  Your alternator may also be a little weak.

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