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Old 08 Nov 2006, 08:08 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2002 Camry XLE and when I turn on the rear window de-fogger the FM
radio gets totally wiped out.
I suppect that it has something to do with the radio antenna being in the
rear window as well as the defogger heater wires.
I suppect that this is normal and there is nothing that can be done about it
except listen to AM or play a CD when de-fogging.

JJ


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Old 09 Nov 2006, 12:59 am   #2 (permalink)
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"JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2002 Camry XLE and when I turn on the rear window de-fogger the FM
> radio gets totally wiped out.
> I suppect that it has something to do with the radio antenna being in the
> rear window as well as the defogger heater wires.
> I suppect that this is normal and there is nothing that can be done about
> it
> except listen to AM or play a CD when de-fogging.
>
> JJ


I have a similar arrangement, and the two things, the antenna and the heater
wires never seem to interact, so no, I don't think it's normal. and if it
were interference with the antenna, I should think it would affect the AM
worse than the FM.


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Old 11 Nov 2006, 10:20 am   #3 (permalink)
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JJ wrote:
> I have a 2002 Camry XLE and when I turn on the rear window de-fogger the FM
> radio gets totally wiped out.
> I suppect that it has something to do with the radio antenna being in the
> rear window as well as the defogger heater wires.
> I suppect that this is normal and there is nothing that can be done about it
> except listen to AM or play a CD when de-fogging.
>
> JJ
>
>

I would suggest that you have someone with more than a passing knowledge
in auto electrics take a look at your alternator. It sounds like it
might be generating some spurious signals into the wiring system which
are being rectified by the cars radio receiver. This being the case,
turning the key on and allowing the defogger to heat up with the motor
off would prove tghe point if there is no noise on your radio.
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Old 11 Nov 2006, 01:54 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Not alternator or engine noise as the defogger de-senses the radio with the
engine not running. Note I said de-senses not completely kill the FM radio.
Very strong stations override the "white" noise.
Still a mystery.

JJ

"Gary" <danahers@tx.rr.com> wrote in message
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> JJ wrote:
> > I have a 2002 Camry XLE and when I turn on the rear window de-fogger the

FM
> > radio gets totally wiped out.
> > I suppect that it has something to do with the radio antenna being in

the
> > rear window as well as the defogger heater wires.
> > I suppect that this is normal and there is nothing that can be done

about it
> > except listen to AM or play a CD when de-fogging.
> >
> > JJ
> >
> >

> I would suggest that you have someone with more than a passing knowledge
> in auto electrics take a look at your alternator. It sounds like it
> might be generating some spurious signals into the wiring system which
> are being rectified by the cars radio receiver. This being the case,
> turning the key on and allowing the defogger to heat up with the motor
> off would prove tghe point if there is no noise on your radio.



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Old 11 Nov 2006, 01:57 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Not alternator or engine noise as the defogger de-senses the radio with
> the
> engine not running. Note I said de-senses not completely kill the FM
> radio.
> Very strong stations override the "white" noise.
> Still a mystery.
>
> JJ


Factory radio, or aftermarket? If aftermarket, who installed it?


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Old 11 Nov 2006, 04:12 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Factory original.


"JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Q0p5h.46$3e7.12@newsfe04.lga...
> > Not alternator or engine noise as the defogger de-senses the radio with
> > the
> > engine not running. Note I said de-senses not completely kill the FM
> > radio.
> > Very strong stations override the "white" noise.
> > Still a mystery.
> >
> > JJ

>
> Factory radio, or aftermarket? If aftermarket, who installed it?
>
>



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Old 11 Nov 2006, 04:18 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Factory Orgional ( Toyota AD6806 JBL)






"JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Factory original.
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>
> "JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:i2p5h.5324$ya1.4103@news02.roc.ny...
> > "JJ" <Theom@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:Q0p5h.46$3e7.12@newsfe04.lga...
> > > Not alternator or engine noise as the defogger de-senses the radio

with
> > > the
> > > engine not running. Note I said de-senses not completely kill the FM
> > > radio.
> > > Very strong stations override the "white" noise.
> > > Still a mystery.
> > >
> > > JJ

> >
> > Factory radio, or aftermarket? If aftermarket, who installed it?
> >
> >

>
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