The i30 Owners Club

LED lights that don't make AM radio buzz

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline druggist

  • 3rd Gear
  • *
    • Posts: 256

    • au Australia
      Sydney

  • Hyundai i30 SX CRDi 1.6 manual CW 2010 MY11
Any suggestions for LED bulbs for my brake lights and trafficators that won't interfere with AM radio reception on my FD wagon?


Offline PhireSideZA

  • V.I.P
  • *
  • Audi sAvant
    • Posts: 1,199

    • za South Africa
      Port Elizabeth

  • Phil her up!
What sort of interference are you getting? I wonder if wrapping ferrite cores on the leads would help? My guess is not, but I see them often enough on printer data cables so  :crazy1:
  • 2007 A4 Avant 2.0T in Phantom Black. Ex-FD owner!


Offline The Gonz

  • Admin
  • *
  • Afghanistan Vet
    • Posts: 16,640

    • au Australia
      Adelaide

  • Callsign GUNZ
That's odd. My FD has LEDs all over it and the radio works fine in all bands. I wouldn't be blaming the LEDs.
  • Frugal Firty: FDSLXCRDi5spHyperSilverBodyKit+Mods & MrsG'sPDSRPrem


Offline CraigB

  • Global Moderator
  • *
    • Posts: 10,937

    • au Australia
      Perth, WA
@druggist You don't mention whether you're getting interference or are expecting to :undecided:

I also have multiple LED's throughout the car and have not had any interference with the numerous brands I have tried, Classic Car LED :link: Classic Car LEDs Ltd are a good source for reliable bulbs, some of their indicator bulbs have resistors built in or you have the option of using an LED flasher which means you can use bulbs without resistors

Interior bulbs I use the JDM brand, ordered off eBay Australia which have been faultless (better quality chips and heatsinks) compared with some of the cheaper one's on the market.


Offline druggist

  • 3rd Gear
  • *
    • Posts: 256

    • au Australia
      Sydney

  • Hyundai i30 SX CRDi 1.6 manual CW 2010 MY11
When I touch the brakes or use traffic at or AM radio buzzes.


Offline The Gonz

  • Admin
  • *
  • Afghanistan Vet
    • Posts: 16,640

    • au Australia
      Adelaide

  • Callsign GUNZ
Ah yes, Afghanistan flashback!
When the air traffic controllers at Kandahar blamed the coalition jammers on armoured vehicles coming through the FOB gates, I get calls telling me I need to do something about it because the jamming was my coalition responsibility.
I send a team to investigate and it turns out their radio antenna cables are corroded.
Take a lesson from the war and look at the health of your antenna cable and connections for such activity to be influencing it.

The rest may either fascinate or anaesthetise you:
(click to show/hide)
  • Frugal Firty: FDSLXCRDi5spHyperSilverBodyKit+Mods & MrsG'sPDSRPrem


Offline druggist

  • 3rd Gear
  • *
    • Posts: 256

    • au Australia
      Sydney

  • Hyundai i30 SX CRDi 1.6 manual CW 2010 MY11

Offline The Gonz

  • Admin
  • *
  • Afghanistan Vet
    • Posts: 16,640

    • au Australia
      Adelaide

  • Callsign GUNZ
Thanks Gonz, might just go back to the old globes
That's a bandaid, not a fix, but I won't judge  :lol:
  • Frugal Firty: FDSLXCRDi5spHyperSilverBodyKit+Mods & MrsG'sPDSRPrem


Unread Posts

 


SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal