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Radio interference

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Tazzer, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Oct 2, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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    Tazzer

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    Anyone have any issues when plugging in your car chager ? I have a 08 and everytime I plug a charger in it distorts the radio. Iv tried dif. chargers and they all do it, makes it where I can turn the radio on unless I use the phones mp3 player.


    thanks
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  2. Oct 2, 2015 at 2:15 PM
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    Nothing..never heard of it. Have you tried a different charger? Different USB port?
     
  3. Oct 2, 2015 at 2:35 PM
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    yep three chargers and both the plug in that in close to the shifter and also the one in the consoule
     
  4. Oct 2, 2015 at 5:45 PM
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    Car chargers use a ic chip. Unless you are getting weird feedback from the chargers. Only thing I can think of is a ground problem on the lighter but thats out there. Try replacing the cig lighter see if that solves the problem.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2015 at 6:01 PM
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    Most battery chargers nowadays are of the "switching" type, notorious for RFI, especially when in close proximity to a receiver, ie radio. It's a cheap alternative to the older "transformer" type which generated a lot less hash. Not much you can do about it I'm afraid. These switchers are light weight, cheap to make and here to stay.
     
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    Those chargers are all noisy (some worse than others), but I've not had any issues in my Tundra. In my Vette, certain chargers keep the keyless entry key fob from being detected. It does sound like you may have a grounding problem. Try running a temporary jumper from the metal shield on the port to some metal location inside the cab and see if the problem goes away.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2015 at 6:20 PM
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    I use several different chargers with no issues at all with my 07. So far.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2015 at 7:58 AM
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    checked it again this morning, seems its not the charger like i thought its my phone. unplug the phone and it clears right up, plug it back back in and will get all staticky and if I move the phone around it will clear up a little but not much. I have to chargers that Iv tried guess Ill check a couple of more to be sure.
    thanks for all the replys.
     
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