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Old 12-14-2007, 08:57 AM   #1
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Help: Radio noise and ipod question

Just bought a 72 Safari with and radio and casette player. When the radio is on and I turn on the lights there is a humming noise. Will a new player solve the problem or is it more complicated than that? Also, will my ipod work in the cassette player?

Thanks, I'm really a novice when it comes to this stuff

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Old 12-14-2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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You could install a new stereo with an ipod adaptor hardwired into the stereo. Just like they do for cars. I have a 72 Tradewind and use a Tivoli radio to play my ipod through. No interference at all.

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Old 12-14-2007, 09:34 AM   #3
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Hi slimitch. I'm wondering if part of the problem isn't an old voltage converter (Univolt). But then the new guys don't have much better luck either -

They make iPod cassette adapters that insert into the cassette slot -- check any local iPod/mp3 player seller (eg, Best Buy).

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Compact fluorescent lamps and/or dimmers generate huge amounts of electrical noise, which may be difficult to eliminate given the floating ground design of trailers in general. I'm looking for a solution to a similar problem -- hum in the stereo. Haven't tried a power conditioner yet, but that may be necessary.

Let me know if you have any luck controlling this problem.
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