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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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HID light Bulbs killed Radio reception

I install HID head Lights and my radio reception went to Pooo. Wrapped HID ballast in tin foil but didn't help. Any suggestions.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 11:49 PM
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Move the ballast around inside the fairing until the reception gets better...I had the same problems.


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Thanks for the info where did you endup puttiing yours. I also have a internal antenna
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I've tried putting my ballasts everywhere, I tried wrapping them in tin foil and metal screens. No change. My security fob also sometime won't work if it is in the glove boxes. It has to be in my pocket or a saddlebag. Apparently the rf interference is messing with it. I've talked to a lot of people with hids and they have just given up on fm all together. I have. Sat radio and iPod work awesome for me.


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I did get the socal kit here during buyer group, installed my ballast in the most foward corner of the nose no issues.

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Thanks Ill try it. If it don't work out they go and will be on e-bay.
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Yup as far forward and I found the lower the better worked for my cycle


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13 FLTRX HID headlights no radio issues at all. I did purchase mine at chromeglow dot com and the work well...

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Buy RF chokes at Radio Shack. It works because I had the same issue and my ballast are as far back under the boxes mounted to the outside fairing. Also used the foil around all power wires. Worked for me!
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I did get the socal kit here during buyer group, installed my ballast in the most foward corner of the nose no issues.
Same here..

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