Radio/Audio System Operation
Use a noise sniffer with the vehicle radio in order to locate hot spots. Hot spots generate radio noise interference. Hot spots may be found in the following locations:
In the harness
In the upper part of the dash
Between the hood and the windshield
Construct the sniffer using an old piece of antenna lead-in. Obtain an old piece of antenna lead-in from a mast or a power antenna. Use as long a piece of lead-in as is available.
When the sniffer is plugged into the radio's antenna socket, the 2 sections of the wire in which the black coating and braided shield are stripped back become the antenna. The sniffer may then be used in order to probe and search out hot spots.
Place the sniffer parallel to the wire in order to achieve the best results when you test for noise on a wire.
Perform the following steps in order to use the sniffer:
Tune into the complaint noise.
Disconnect the antenna.
Plug the sniffer into the antenna socket.
Turn the radio volume UP.
Search for the noise source.
Do not touch the 2 probes.
I have never used a sniffer before. Were oem spark plugs and plug wires used? Start the vehicle in the dark, raise the hood, do you see any arching/lites anywhere.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 9:08 PM