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Old 09-09-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Line noise and elimination thereof

So - in my ongoing panic to have iPod integration in a car that isn't designed for it, I bought the Harmon/Kardon drive+play 1 and had it installed in my car.

It looks pretty cool, mounted on my Kuda USA pad, just above my Treo - and the rotary remote mirrors the operation of the iPod. Not the same as true iPod integration into the head unit, but ..

We tried connecting the H/K device through the inline, wired FM modulator. LOTS of line noise. Sucks. Then, we tried hard wiring it in through the XM Module, as described on another thread here - that was worse. When the H/K device was powered up, you couldn't even listen to the XM at all - when the H/K device was turned off, the XM sounded normal.

The H/K device draws its power off of the front console cigar lighter, so it'* always powered up.

So, it'* the cassette adapter or garbage sound. Bleh.

Today'* question for the more electronically creative than I - where else could I tap into power? Is there another ground I could use? Is there a filter that would help? Am I tilting at windmills? HELP!
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Try taping the power from the 12V receptacle in the rear of the console?
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