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Radio Interference with HID

Ive had my HID kit for about a year now and when I turn my lights on my radio reception goes to ****. It isnt anything new its just starting to bug me enough to research it. Im running a grounded harness and have my ballasts far from radio antenna. Anyone else have this problem? Is there a known fix? Thanks guys

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mine does the same thing in my dmax. my dad has an 09 dmax and his doesnt interfere unless he turns on the fogs, idk.
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I searched it on google and a ton of stuff came up so it is a common problem I guess. I found these EMC filters at:

Anti-Flicker Capacitor,EMC Interference Filter, Circuit Failure Eliminator, Warning Canceller

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What is required is shielded wire(s) for your stereo system ( and possibly ant). Think of the mid 60's corvettes that required shielding from the ignition system.
The joys of a fiberglass body...... and in our case, many plastics and composite materials that offer little grounding and shielding.
As simple as my explanation, may be a cure........aluminum foil !!!????
Steal mom's, and try wrapping as many stereo/radio wires as possible.....you may be surprised at the results!
Jeez......be careful of any hot (exposed) wires though !???
It may sound silly.....but it also may be a cheap fix.

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