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    LED SIDELIGHTS + POOR FM RADIO RECEPTION

    Hi
    the problem is ive installed some 5x led sidelights in my B6 QS

    ive noticed that when i put on my sidelights im LOSING FM RADIO STATIONS ?
    any ideas why ?
    they are not giving any warnings on DIS .
    do i need resistors or just different LED sidelights ?
    Can anyone link to known good Led SIDELIGHT BULBS
    Thx

    Cheech

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    I get interference from my HID's, but not my sidelights, have you got HID's?
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    yes got 4300 k HID
    am getting fm radio interferece with sidelights switched on
    if i remove sidelight bulbs and replace with other 501s NO FM PROBS
    so am taking it that its the LEDs
    thx

    Cheech

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    i had the same issue when i installed LED brake lights, in the end took them out i also have HIDs

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    its looking like its the HIDs thats causing FM probs
    any one know a soloution ?
    its not causing any prob when i put on sidelights with normal 501s( as it was with LEDs)
    but put headlights on and a loss of signal is noticable (also TMC has line through it on RNS E ?)
    signal loss is not as bad as with LEDs fitted but still losing some strength (a few fm stations go grey )

    thx
    Cheech

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    Do you have both aerials fitted on your RNS-E.

    When H.I.D.S power up they do emit a lot of RF, after a minute or so that calms down, making sure you have both aerials fitted and working helps, but is not a 100% cure

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    @blackpool
    yes both aerials fitted ,
    i have noticed when driving about that its about 80% better WITHOUT leds , but when in a built up area then signal goes completely ,
    is there anyway of eliminting this with boosters or earths ?
    thx

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    One of my friend is also encountering the same problem. He encounter the same interference when the sidelights is on. Do you think replacing a whole new set of turn signal assembly will eliminate the interference or do you have any suggestions about it? It is quite annoying whenever me and my friend heard it.

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    solution?

    try a decent cd,

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