Anyone who has had it, figure out how to get rid of it? You know, that whine that comes from the engine. Like a high pitched tachometer!
Mine also has a clicking sound. And picks up the blower fan. And cracks and pops when the brake is pressed and when the key is turned from "IGN" to "RUN" and when the headlights are turned on.
I'm used to older American cars getting it, but NEVER had a problem with it in an Honda. My wife's '94 Civic never had it and my '90 CRX didn't either. I've installed many systems into Hondas and never had a problem.
And before you ask, I always run the power cable down one side and the RCAs down the other. There is no power near the RCAs and I'm using some really heavy duty, and really expensive RCAs. I had been using the cheaper ones, but thought that going with the better set would help, which it didn't.
A year and a half ago I started a thread about how horrible the sound quality from the systems in both of my CRXs were. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89578
And while trying to clean up the sound, I suddenly developed engine noise. So it must have been something that I did, right?
Also, it may have been there, but with out the EQ hooked up, maybe I didn't hear it? And also it gets louder sometimes, and sometimes it's quieter.
I could see that, except, I've changed EVERYTHING!! Not just once, but multiple times and still the noise remains! I thought it was in the EQ because when I disconnect it, (RCA coming straight from the HU) it is still there, only much quieter. Almost unnoticeable. And with the EQ connected, even with hitting the "bypass" switch, it's still there.
Today I was replacing the fog lights and decided to replace the stiff, oily ground cable that goes from the core support to the engine on top of the valve cover. I also went ahead and added another cable from the battery to the engine (at the valve cover) and one from the battery to the core support. I used 8 gauge wire and soldered all terminal connections. The noise was still there. I've changed grounds, used the same ground for both the EQ and the HU. I also grounded the cases of both the EQ and the HU together. The amps and crossover are all grounded at the same point, which I have changed locations for the ground too.
I pulled the EQ apart and checked all of the solder joints. On some, the rosin wasn't quite burnt off, so I went a head and re-soldered everything. Put it all back together, still there.
I've replaced the ign. wires multiple times. And cleaned the terminals on the battery. I've also changed batteries.
Right now I have the EQ disconnected, and the noise is still there, but tolerable. But the thing is it really makes the sound quality much better. With out it, it, well, I don't want to start that again!
Is there anything else that anyone has tried to get rid of the noise?