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Old 03-12-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
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Alternator whine FINALLY solved

After endlessly taking the car apart trying to find new grounds or run wires through different places..

Turns out all I needed was some noise supressors. My amp was the source of the problem, so I just got the noise supressors from Future Shop that plug into the RCAs.. put em in this morning, and problem solved.
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Old 03-12-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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how much, i NEED ALL DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!Its driving me nuts!
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Old 03-12-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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lol i was thinking of you when i wrote the post.. i dont think it will work the same for u because i have an amp powering the speakers in from the trunk, your speakers get power from ur head-unit.. so im not really sure if its the same fix for you but you can give it a shot
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Old 03-12-2004, 06:41 PM   #4
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hey i was wondering if you guys had this same problem, when i wired up my amp the ignition wire gives the amp power all the time even with the car off. i have an 89 325i and i was just wondering what color is your ignition wire and did you have a kill switch for it?
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Old 03-12-2004, 09:30 PM   #5
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i said noise suppressor.
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Old 03-12-2004, 11:05 PM   #6
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pretty sure I did too....

that is usually the fix for alternator wine
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Old 03-12-2004, 11:51 PM   #7
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Good stuff, we'll have an E30 audio sound-off this year.
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Old 03-13-2004, 01:26 AM   #8
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sound off sound gooooooooood
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Old 03-13-2004, 04:30 AM   #9
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hey i was wondering if you guys had this same problem, when i wired up my amp the ignition wire gives the amp power all the time even with the car off. i have an 89 325i and i was just wondering what color is your ignition wire and did you have a kill switch for it?
need to run a seperate wire from the battery is best . double check the wire and make sure its not the constent power wire . there should be tw opower wires . i ran a sep wire and do not have that problem . just the winding noise .

I just got the noise supressors from Future Shop that plug into the RCAs.. put em in this morning, and problem solved.
do they sell them at radioshack ? how much?
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lol i was thinking of you when i wrote the post.. i dont think it will work the same for u because i have an amp powering the speakers in from the trunk, your speakers get power from ur head-unit.. so im not really sure if its the same fix for you but you can give it a shot
actually as far as i know, the way it works on mine is,
head unit to stock amp, to speakers... someone correct me...

i used the wiring already there, not new wiring...
how much did that noise surpressor....
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Old 03-13-2004, 07:33 PM   #11
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Hey, honestly lets do this sound off.........i wanna see how my car compares.


My full system probably costed me less than $500.......but lets jus say i got most of it pretty cheap plus 2 free amps from my uncle helps.

Alot of ppl say it sounds way better for how much i paid. My cus paid over 1500 for all his shit, and he admits my system is cleaner but his has more bass. but he was dumb/rich enough to pay full price for all his shit.

Anyways ya, great to hear the noise surpressor worked, my uncle has a few, but he says they never work for him.

anyways going to wash my car its nice out!!!
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Old 03-13-2004, 08:52 PM   #12
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actually as far as i know, the way it works on mine is,
head unit to stock amp, to speakers... someone correct me...

i used the wiring already there, not new wiring...
how much did that noise surpressor....
you didnt bypass the stock amp when u installed your new deck?

either way the noise supressors i got work with the rca inputs.. as far as i know the stock wiring doesnt use rca cables, maybe you could try the noise supressor that runs on the power supply cable... check out canadian tire, they have some... you can try it out and just return it if it doesnt work
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and, gimme about a month to get all my sound stuff together and ill be in for the sound-off too
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:59 AM   #14
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you didnt bypass the stock amp when u installed your new deck?

either way the noise supressors i got work with the rca inputs.. as far as i know the stock wiring doesnt use rca cables, maybe you could try the noise supressor that runs on the power supply cable... check out canadian tire, they have some... you can try it out and just return it if it doesnt work
you do realize this sounds like chinese to me, right??? i need some assistance please, and drinks are on me!
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you do realize this sounds like chinese to me, right??? i need some assistance please, and drinks are on me!
lol..to tell you the truth im no expert either... and i feel ok experimenting on my car because if i fcuk something up im the one who suffers.. but i dont wanna be responsible for blowing up ur car lol... if u really want tho we can take a look at it in the spring/summer when its warmer out..

i mean i watched the whole install procedure on my deck and everything, im pretty sure now i would be capable of installing a system from scratch... but again no guarantees
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