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    Where is this alt noise coming from?

    I just put everything back in, except I added a dvd player, so now my dash has soo many wires back there. I never had any noise before, and I know it is coming through the RCAs. It comes through all 3 sets. Could it be something came loose back behind the dash, or are all wires adding to this?

    It was fine before, now its not.



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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    Is anything metal touching the RCA's?




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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    Havent checked. It might be. Its sooo crowded back there. Civic dashes arent big to begin with.



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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    make sure its grounded good, a poor ground can cause noise, also is it alternator whine or does it do it when the cars off too ??




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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    No ground are fine. Re did all of them, very low resistance. Its definatley alt whine. It changes with engine rpm. Not when car is off.



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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    Bump for other suggestions

    Ill check all this out tm



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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    was your HU powered up when you disconnected the wires?
    Pio's need to be unpowered while you work on your system
    sometimes they have some BS internal GND that goes bad when
    wires are moved while powered up




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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    video pieces (like your DVD players) are noisy. You said you "checked" all the grounds. What does that mean? here is the checklist I typically go through when trouble shooting noise......

    Head unit (all sources) Grounded at the same spot the amps are grounded ... Yes you have to run a new cable
    Amps. All grounded to the same spot?
    Is the *ONE* ground location clean? Free of paint and corrosion?
    How big is the battery to chassis ground cable? Is it bigger than any other power/ground wire in the car? It should be...
    Are your RCA's run as far as possible away from the power wires?

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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    You said there was noise, and now there's not? It's your deck, just get it serviced. It happened to me too, Pioneers are known for bad internal gorunds.




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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    Yes I already did all the above for the grounds.

    I think its hte dvd player, because it was fine without it for noise, or metal could be touching. I couldnt look at it today, Ill do it tm.

    I pulled the hu out for a few weeks, then put it back in w/ dvd player. Changed nothing else.



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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    i just installed my dvd player and i got the same problem, but its only when the dvd player is playing not the cd player, but i cant hear it over the music



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    Re: Where is this alt noise coming from?

    I cant hear it over the music, only when the volume is really low, because its coming throufh the non-fading (sub) preouts. I bet its the dvd. Is there anything I could do for shielding?



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