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apl111
05-10-2004, 04:24 AM
I noticed that I have been getting alot of static on my radio of late. Local stations come in ok. This morning I noticed that when I turn off the defroster the static goes away. So what do you guys think could be the problem. Do you think I have a break in my defroster and that is causing electrical noise or could it be something else? Any suggestions would help.

SC/TGrandAm
05-10-2004, 05:11 AM
u made sure someone isnt jacking with you and unscrewed your antenna a little?

apl111
05-10-2004, 07:07 AM
nope went out and checked the antenna and its tight.

tenspeed
05-10-2004, 08:18 AM
It could be the brushes in the fan motor arcing. I don't know if you get to the brushes or if it's a sealed unit. Never took one apart.

apl111
05-10-2004, 09:25 AM
Actually what I meant was the electrical grid defroster in the rear of the car. When I press the button to turn it on I get static on the radio.

mekaleka
05-10-2004, 09:34 AM
Isn't there an antenna connector under the carpeting in the passenger floorwell that is prone to disconnection? That may be the problem.

apl111
05-10-2004, 11:25 AM
OK I will check that thanks.