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Old 06-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Electrical noise/interference on radio when interior lights are on

I have an odd problem with my radio on my Microlite 21FBRS. When some of the interior lights are turned on, I get electrical noise/interference on the radio. Not all the lights cause this problem though. I know back in the day you could get this kind of noise on a car radio from the distributor. They use to have some kind of noise filter you could put on the power cable to prevent the interference. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, what was the fix?

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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are your lights LED? If so, you'll have to live with it, or replace them. If they are incandescent, I have no idea. Old fashion lights shouldn't cause radio interference.
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Yes, my lights are LED, they came that way from the factory. I didn't know LED lights could cause that kind of interference. Any idea, how it does that?

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Ok, just googled it and found that this is a known issue with LED lighting. It seems that not all my ceiling lights cause this issue, so maybe the ones that do are close to the radio or on the same circuit as the radio. In either case, it seems I am stuck with the problem as RPAspey says.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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I wanted to properly ground my antenna as a test for reducing the interference. Unfortunately its low on the priority list. I'll get to it sooner or later.
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