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Noise Feedback in car.

I plug set it up in my car, plays fine except I can here feedback noise. Kind of a high pitched noise that changes with RPM.
Troubleshooting:
1. The noise is still there if I unplug the antenna with the unit on. (excludes the antenna)
2. The noise stops if I turn the unit off (excludes my amp)
3. The noise is not there if I use another source such as my iPod with the same cord into the aux input.
ideas?

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I had the same problem. I tried everything. I got a ground loop isolator that goes from you stereo to your satelite. Works like a charm! You can get one at radio shack for 16$.

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Your picking up electronic engine noise. Is this an older car or new car? If it's an older car it may just need servicing. Due you have electronic fuel injection? When was the last time your plug wires or your rotor and cap been replaced?

Here is a simple test when it's pitch dark out. Open your hood and start up the engine. Look for electrical sparks or blue colored electrical current near and around any spark plug wires.

Do not touch the wires or it will knock you on your ***!

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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