Hello, I'm new to the forum and I'm looking for people who may be able to help me out with this issue I'm having!
I installed a system in my 07 Camry SE and almost since the beginning I've had pretty bad electrical noise. I've tried just about every fix imaginable, the only thing I've yet to try is grounding my RCAs to the head unit. I've managed to at least make the noise tolerable by lowering the gain on my amplifier until this spring when the weather's nice enough to start tearing the car apart. Again.
I just noticed the other day that when I stopped the car and engaged the e-brake that as soon as I pushed and released my foot from the e-brake pedal, the noise was completely gone; dead-silent even with the car running. Even revving the engine at high rpm produced zero whine, I was completely astounded. I put my foot back on the e-brake pedal and disengaged the brake and the noise came back immediately. Pushing the pedal slowly back and forth and knocking it side to side will cause the noise to go away and come back. I cannot, for the life of me figure out why this is.
Before I go into additional details I would start by asking if anyone has run into this problem before? I'm starting to feel pretty excited that I may be able to finally fix this problem as I've spent 30-50 hours after the initial installation just moving things around and trying different grounding points/methods etc. I can no longer count how many times I have had all the panels and seats taken out and put back into my car and the trunk ripped apart.
Kenwood Excelon Head Unit (the noise exists but is much quieter when the HU is NOT connected to the EQ. Probably replacing this unit, don't like it at all.)
Pioneer DEQ7600 Equalizer (the noise is MUCH worse when this unit is connected)
Power Acoustik BAMF1200
Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.5'' components
Infinity Kappa 6x9's in the rear.
I have another amp and a subwoofer but there are no problems there.
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