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Old 05-07-2007, 08:41 AM
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The radio in my 2004 Honda Accord EX outputs a constant high-pitched "whining" noise. The noise stays the same volume and tone, even if I turn up the radio or change stations. I hear a slight blip in the noise when I switch from radio to CD. The noise is constant throughout all the speakers in the car.

I don't have anything aftermarket installed... anyone have any ideas?

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:50 PM
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If your car has a factory amplifier then it's probably taking a dump.

You can try improving the ground to your stereo and see if that helps.

It could also be a bad battery (even though it starts your car fine, it isn't filtering out the ripple from the alternator) or bad spark plug wires. Actually your car is distributerless so an Ignition problem is not likely.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:10 PM
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Is there a way to tell whether it's the factory amplifier, or whether it's a grounding problem?

I don't know much about amplifiers (or radios in general ). Is the amp built into the (expensive) radio unit?

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more then likely the factory radio is taking a dump. You can try to reground it but I doubt that will help.
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Yeah, I was fearing that...

It seems that they're going for $350 on eBay. Anyone know of a cheaper source (or have one I can buy)?
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why not go aftermarket?
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I really like the stock appearance, integration and functionality. Plus, for me, the sound quality sounds great!
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yea it looks like ebay for a stocker or a j yard. I would just switch it out for a aftermarket unit. It will sound better then a stock unit.
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So I bought a replacement 6-disk unit (stock Honda), and the exact same noise is still there! Based on a guess that two units couldn't be defective in exactly the same way, I'm assuming that something else is wrong. Is there any way to test for other problems (grounding/battery issues)? :-)

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Originally Posted by daveymcgav View Post
So I bought a replacement 6-disk unit (stock Honda), and the exact same noise is still there! Based on a guess that two units couldn't be defective in exactly the same way, I'm assuming that something else is wrong. Is there any way to test for other problems (grounding/battery issues)? :-)

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Hi,
So I know that this is an old post, but I'm having the same problem in the radio with my 2007 Accord EX. Did you ever find a solution to that problem?

Thanks!
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