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Old 06-15-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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Right now I use FM modulator that comes with the Starbase. This weekend I'll be installing a Soundgate aux. input and directly connecting to the headunit because I can't stand the FM static anymore. My question is can I remove the FM relay switch and reattach the factory antenna to the headunit? Has anyone else done this?

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Right now I use FM modulator that comes with the Starbase. This weekend I'll be installing a Soundgate aux. input and directly connecting to the headunit because I can't stand the FM static anymore. My question is can I remove the FM relay switch and reattach the factory antenna to the headunit? Has anyone else done this?

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Are you talking about the SATSWB? If so, just reattach your antenna back to the HU and you'll be all set.
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Right now I use FM modulator that comes with the Starbase. This weekend I'll be installing a Soundgate aux. input and directly connecting to the headunit because I can't stand the FM static anymore. My question is can I remove the FM relay switch and reattach the factory antenna to the headunit? Has anyone else done this?

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Are you talking about the SATSWB? If so, just reattach your antenna back to the HU and you'll be all set.
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Alright. I installed the Soundgate aux. input and the static is gone. The problem now is that I hear a high pitch noise in the background that increases with the engine rpms. Is this something that can be remedied with a ground loop isolator?

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Yes, a ground loop isolater will get rid of the engine whine.
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Yes, a ground loop isolater will get rid of the engine whine.
Yup and a quick trip to Radio Shack.

Would you believe I made a trip out to Circuit City to get a ground loop isolator. It's basically a plastic cylinder with input and output RCA leads. I installed in line between the Sirius tuner and Soundgate box. The noise is still there!!! What else could it be? Did I mention how much I appreciate all the help I've been given so far?
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Check the ground wire on the harness, make sure it's got a good solid connection on bare metal.
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