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I can here the engine noise in my radio

I have a 2002 vw jetta 1.8t with 69000 miles. when i accelerate i hear a buzz in the radio when i slow down it gets quieter. Any solutions?

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  • m3odq May 11, 2010

    Do you have an upgraded audio system?

    The "buzz" is AC voltages from the alternator.

    If you have an amplifier, and its in the boot, you need to check a few things.

    Please clarify what your sound system is made up with.




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Its real easy, i encountered this problem before check your ground wire make sure your amp is properly grounded. run a test ground from the battery terminal to see if you still get the zzzzzzz when you accelerate.

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1st case scenario;you have your power-leads in-line with your speaker wires.A; speaker wires need to go up one side of the car and the power leads need to go up the other side of the car and your RCA leads will work better if they are running up the middle of your car
2nd case scenario; the fuse has blown in your noise suppressor that is primarily at the back of your head unit between your fire wall and the front of your dash it looks like a little black needs replacing you can get one from strathfield the instructions are simple . i made the mistake of removing mine when i updated my stereo in my car and i heard that zzzzzzzzzzz sound every time i accelerated luckily i hadn't thrown it away and i could install it back between the in coming power and my unit

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