How can I fix AM radio static in my Maserati GranTurismo?
By: Boconnor on 1 january 2017
Car’s radio constantly comes in contact with plenty of magnetic pulses from ignition, charging systems, accessory motors, relays and solenoids, and other electric components. AM signals are especially vulnerable to radio frequency interference (RFI) from ignition systems, because both operate within the same hertz range. If whirring, humming or clicking noises interfere with your listening enjoyment, there are a few steps you can take to remove car radio static.
• Ensure that there is good contact between the antenna and the vehicle's body. Check the antenna's connection to the antenna cable and make sure that it's tight and free of corrosion.
• Ensure that the negative battery cable has good contact both on the battery terminal and the ground point on the chassis.
• Check if moving other wires removes the static. If the patch cables are routed near any power cables, then rerouting them may fix the problem.
• Eliminate noises caused by ignition by replacing your spark plug wires with resistor wires.
• If nothing works, the amplifier itself may be faulty.
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