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Old 02-09-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation radio wiring - battery terminal

vehicle: 2002 Subaru WRX


Ok.. so here is my issue. I ran a line the other day from the battery through the hole in the firewall and hooked it up to my radio, no problem.

Yesterday.. (after the fact) I bought some cable shrouding plastic (just blue tube..) and slid that onto the wire all teh way from the battery to the inside of the car (just enough to clear the hole on the inside).

Now.. I dont know if I've just become crazy or what, but I hear a weird noise when im going say 60-75 down the interstate. It's reminiscent of a high-speed fan rubbing up against something.. that oscillating RRrrRRrrRRRrrRRrr. It isnt LOUD but I can hear it, and just being able to hear it is driving me nuts. BTW: this is when the radio is Off.

My question is whether it is possible I could have knocked anything loose or strangled a cable or if its possible I could have ran the wire against a fan of some kind. I also think the "whoosh" of the TC sounds odd but that is probably me just being crazy.

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After:


Where the blue disappears, is where it tucks down and as far as I can tell, goes directly into the firewall hole to the inside. It is also fairly taut.

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Old 02-09-2004, 04:08 PM   #2
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Well, if this only happened after you put the blue covering on (and moved it to its current location) you might try moving the wire, as it might be getting some interference from some other signal. Is that wire going to the radio? Or an amp?
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Old 02-09-2004, 04:10 PM   #3
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It's going to the radio. It's an Alpine with an internal mosfet amp.

Regardless, I get the sound whether the radio is on or off (even took the fuse out to test).

Right, I'm guessing that the blue covering is rubbing up against something.. but I don't know what exactly, especially since I cant get down inside there to look.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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is it posable to pull the wire back out like in the fist pic? and see if its gets better. if it stops, then there is some enterferance somewere in the engine bay. try routing the wires a different way.
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