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Unread 09-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #11
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Your noise is probably coming in through the antenna picking up the PWM frequency of the carts controller. I'll bet your radio and antenna is in the dash. I've had the same thing happen as well as many other members. The only guaranteed way I found to cure it was an overhead stereo system (roof mounted) if you want to listen to am/fm.

If you use aux in, cd or other input it will be clear, no static no matter where you mount it.
yep that's exactly what's going on. after reading this I went out and messed around with the antenna and found if I hold the antenna wire the static mostly goes away. I put a piece of 14ga wire on it coiled in the dash and the static pretty much stopped. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 01:46 PM   #12
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You could try twisting the power cables together to reduce noise. Put both ends of the power cable in a power drill and spin them together till they are twisted to your preference. Or as an alternative you can switch to FM radio.
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One more thing. If the radio is insulated from the cart chassis try grounding the case of your radio to the neg post of your aux battery.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 02:50 PM   #14
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He said he fixed it already.
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Unread 09-21-2014, 03:13 PM   #15
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found if I hold the antenna wire the static mostly goes away. I put a piece of 14ga wire on it coiled in the dash and the static pretty much stopped
That's fixed but not really fixed
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Unread 09-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #16
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If i am reading this right, the noise issue when when you are on tuner only? No noise when on CD, USB/AUX, etc? Did you ground the chassis of the head-unit, or just run the head-unit's black ground to the battery?

Is there any kind of electrical connection between your auxiliary audio battery and the carts pack?

Is there an external amp or just the head-unit driving the speakers?
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Unread 09-24-2014, 07:45 PM   #17
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The noise seems like the radio signal is weak when on throttle until full throttle. Problem stops at full throttle. Yes it is only on radio, cd or aux works fine. No amp, no chassis ground and it's wired to a 12v battery in the bag well. The radio is working much better since I added a few feet of wire to the antenna.
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Unread 09-24-2014, 08:43 PM   #18
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The radio is working much better since I added a few feet of wire to the antenna
What kind of antenna are you using?

I would tie the head-unit chassis to your ground wire.
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Unread 09-25-2014, 08:14 AM   #19
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I'm using this:
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Unread 09-25-2014, 04:39 PM   #20
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I put a lot of radios in this summer DONT use a power antenna, I found the simpler the better
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