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Old 12-30-2004, 01:16 AM   #1
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I installed a XM Roady 2 (cigarette lighter power, built in FM modulator) and i've been picking up engine noise only when listening to the XM. The radio is fine.

I'm guessing the noise is coming through the cigarette lighter.

So is there a such thing as a cigarette lighter noise elinimator? I've seen them for hard wire installs, but not for a cigarette lighter.

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Old 12-30-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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you could just wire up one of those hard wire installs behind the cig lighter.
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Old 12-30-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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Try grounding it to another location. Make sure it is bare metal to metal contact. If you grounded it through the wire harness, ground it to the chassis.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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Try grounding it to another location. Make sure it is bare metal to metal contact. If you grounded it through the wire harness, ground it to the chassis.
Well, the system is entirely powered through a cigarette lighter, so should i just cut the ground side of the wire and find some metal to attach it to?

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Old 12-30-2004, 05:42 PM   #5
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If you have it hardwired to the cigarette lighter then yes. If you have it plugged into the lighter so it can be removed then no, unless you want to hardwire it. Not familiar with the Roady so I don't know how it wires up to the car. I just know that if you have engine noise through the stereo then more than likely it is a grounding issue. But if it is hardwired, just find a good screw or bolt under the dash that is mounted to metal, not plastic, and use that for a ground. You may have to try more than one spot to get a good grounding location.
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:15 PM   #6
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I installed a XM Roady 2 (cigarette lighter power, built in FM modulator) and i've been picking up engine noise only when listening to the XM. The radio is fine.

I'm guessing the noise is coming through the cigarette lighter.

So is there a such thing as a cigarette lighter noise elinimator? I've seen them for hard wire installs, but not for a cigarette lighter.

THanks

'04 Leg L
How is sound being transmitted to the radio,if you are using a wired rf modulator you may have a double ground loop.Disconnect the ground wire from the modulator if this is the case.
ooooooops just saw the built in modulator!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-31-2004, 06:30 PM   #7
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the built in modulators are crap, do yourself a favor and get a hardwired one from a local electronics store and use the supplied mini jack to rca splitter. also install an on /off switch in line. i install about 10 of these per week, happens all the time. nobody is ever satisified with the wireless mod.
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