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Civic_boi334
02-21-2008, 08:47 PM
I have a terrible engine wine plus my subs are rumbling. Will the isolators stop or cover up the problem?

tru_44
02-21-2008, 08:48 PM
it will only hide the problem

2critical
02-21-2008, 08:51 PM
You should be able to remedy the problem without it IMO

Civic_boi334
02-21-2008, 09:25 PM
ie tried everything i know of. the brain for the screen does the noise grounded or ungrounded.

2critical
02-21-2008, 09:27 PM
ie tried everything i know of. the brain for the screen does the noise grounded or ungrounded.

:confused:

tcguy85
02-21-2008, 09:28 PM
what kind of rca wires are you using? are they shielded?

dman4486
02-21-2008, 09:28 PM
ie tried everything i know of. the brain for the screen does the noise grounded or ungrounded.

WTF does that mean:wow:

danp129
02-21-2008, 09:53 PM
Read this sticky in electrical: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=198477

Also, before double checking grounds to amps and re-routing RCA's, you might want to hook a speaker that might be laying around directly to the HU (instead of through an amp) if that is easy for you to do. If you get the noise from a speaker directly attached to the HU then get rid of that noise BEFORE trying to troubleshoot anything connected via RCA cables.

Civic_boi334
02-21-2008, 11:10 PM
it sounds like thunder and wind with the volume on zero.

ultimate157
02-21-2008, 11:36 PM
:confused:


WTF does that mean:wow:

He has a flip-out DVD I assume. Hide-away unit.

Civic_boi334
02-22-2008, 01:55 AM
yep. thats what i have. and its not funtioning correctly either.

crownvicdriver
02-24-2008, 01:07 PM
I had a ground loop isolator in my car before. It covered up the rumbling sound but it took away ALOT of bass from my subwoofers. I found that out one day when I unhooked it to see if I could fix my ground or change it. Turns out the problem was my pioneer head unit that I used to have.

Civic_boi334
02-25-2008, 10:19 AM
igot one now and it dosent work!

mooze_a_B
03-07-2008, 02:47 AM
i have the same prob u have. and looks like the same car. 95 civic dx. im going 2 b workin on eliminating mine this weekend. the noise is present no matter what hu i use

mooze_a_B
03-07-2008, 02:47 AM
i have the same prob u have. and looks like the same car. 95 civic dx. im going 2 b workin on eliminating mine this weekend. the noise is present no matter what hu i use