radio reception and alarm keyfob degraded by carputer
I have my computer in the trunk and run audio into the stock headunit
The radio reception on the stock headunit is now utter **** with the computer installed! This happened in my last car also but not as bad as in this one
Also, when the computer is still on, the alarm remote doesnt function well. Once the computer is off, the remote functions like normal
Someone, please, how do I fix this?
It sounds like EMF issues but I have no clue how to remedy it
Thanks in advance
My Village Called
About the radio: did you run the power cables along the same line as the antenna cable? That might cause the interference.
Wot is your computer cased in?
If its not in a metal box it will give off tons of interference and thats not going to help things!
Its not cased in anything actually its obviously giving off a ton of EMF from that but are you certain thats whats causing the problem?
In my last car I had my computer inside a metal case and still got poor radio reception
Im looking for additional steps to take to ensure a good radio signal
0l33l is right the radio recp could be bad because of running 12volt and antenna wires together... try it out might help the radio :-D good luck
I am having the same problem. HEre is a quick test. You can either hook up a regular power supply and run an extension cord into the trunk to test if it is RFI or you can borrow another battery from another car and hook it up in the trunk to the computer. See what happens. No matter what mine just makes my FM like CRAP!
I am 99% sure my radio antenna is on the right side of the car and my computers power cables are on the left side. But I can not say for sure since I have never actually traced it back. I just bought an antenna amp and a extra antenna and I am going to hook them both up and see what happens. I think tomorrow I'll trace the antenna wire.
Is your antenna built into your rear glass? The computer is in the trunk so it is probably throwing up RFI since it is so close.
Also check your 12 volt system with a voltage meter. see if it drops below 12 volts when your computer comes on. Maybe the radio is underpowered?
This is a frustrating problem and I feel for you. I have been working on it for weeks and spent over 100.00 trying to solve it. No luck. Not even a small improvement.
BTW, you have the infinity obviously and I have an 05 nissan altima. I believe you are using the ndis box for aux inputs? I did the same thing. Anyways, we basically have the same bose system. coincidence?
hey i have a g35 to and i cant lock my car most of the time with the remote untill the pc is off i dont understand what is up with this if u find anything out i would love to know
Did you run your power down the passenger side?
Originally Posted by vipergda
Is your computer in a metal case?
Do you also get radio reception issues
Weird thing I found out today is that AM radio works just fine, just no FM. Usually its the other way around!! Just happens to be that I never listen to AM and only want FM
hey i ran the power down the drivers side along with my sub power but the power form my subs doesnt efect it so i dont think it is that. i dont have my computer in a metal box i just have it mounded to the back of one of my sub boxes i think this is the problem. i dont know about the radio i dont have a head deack any more i molded my lilli in the dash