I noticed after i installed my HID's my radio reception has gone to sh*t. Any idea why this would happen? Its only bad when there on.
Blackbeauty said:You're not the first one to complain of this. It appears to be a previously unknown (unwanted) side-effect of the ballasted HID's.... Could be the electrical field the ballasts produce interfering with the radio waves. I'm not very well versed in either area, but that's a first crack at a relatively simple and logical explanation.
I have the same problem with my truck. I unplugged the laeft balast and the problem was still there. I unplugged the rightside and the reception was clear again. So I took the kit back to where I bought it and they gave me a new kit. istalled it and pdoblem was still there. The problem is coming from the rightside. Its not the balst i replaced it twice. Added relays and even connected it directly to the battery, didn't fix it. Its not the balast. Ground/power? Any idea?
From the Ham Antenna or car antenna? My Ham Antenna is as far away from the ballast as possible and I still get static when running my fog lights. They also cause static on the AM/FM regular radio.move the ballast as far away from the antenna. that'll fix it