Civic Radio interference

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dan_henderson86, Tuesday 25th Aug, 2015.

  1. Dan_henderson86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I've just replaced the fuse so the cigarette lighter works for a iPhone charger. Since replacing this there is a interference with the radio signal. Is this just a bad earth and a easy fix or something totally different. I'm assuming the previous owner had a after market stereo, so could they have change wiring around that could cause the issue.
     
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  2. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Why did you need to replace the fuse? Was it for a lower-rated one that was more appropriate for the iPhone charger?

    Try putting the old one back in to see if the problem clears.
     
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  3. Dan_henderson86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    The lighter wasn't working and I checked the fuse and it had blown.
     
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  4. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Take the new fuse back out and see if the interference gets fixed.
     
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  5. Dan_henderson86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    If I take the fuse it the problem will be fixed but the lighter won't work same as before!!!
     
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  6. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    But it would definitely prove that the interference is somehow related to the lighter socket... then you could investigate further. At present, you don't appear to have ruled out coincidence!
     
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  7. Dan_henderson86 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Well I've noticed when the charger isn't in then the radio works fine until I plug the charger in.
     
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  8. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    That does look like the charger is radiating interference then. While this wouldn't surprise me if it's a cheap aftermarket charger, a genuine Apple charger should obviously not cause interference (unless, of course, it's developed a fault?)

    Is it a genuine Apple charger? Can you try another one?

    It may also be worth seeing if the cigarette lighter itself works OK, just to rule out an earth fault.
     
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