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Bad ground?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:02 pm
by nsjoe
I seem to have an intermittent issue, and I'm not sure where to start looking. I am hearing some type of interference noise through my headset, when I'm listening to the radio, MP3 player, and/or Intercom. The noise isn't deafening, but I can hear it, sometimes. Other times I don't. I heard it on my way to work this morning, and when I got to work and hit the brakes with my lights facing the building, I noticed my headlights dimmed when I pushed the brake pedal. I figured I'd pay more attention on my way home to track it down, but no noise on my way home.

I'm figuring a bad ground somewhere. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any ideas where to look?



Re: Bad ground?

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:58 pm
by DaveO430
If there is a bad ground it is probably the main ground point on the frame under the gas tank.

Re: Bad ground?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:13 am
by nsjoe
Hi Dave. Long time... I was really hoping you weren't going to say that. I had the tank out once before, what a pita. Am I mis-diagnosing here? Is there something else I should be looking at? The problem comes and goes.

Re: Bad ground?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:02 pm
by Techdude2000
You should also check the ground for the rear lighting. It’s a solid green wire in the gray 14 pin connector under the seat near the trunk wall. There’s also a 12pin under there, the 14 pin can be the culprit. This is a common issue with the 1800.