1. Hartish Khoobarry

    Hartish Khoobarry Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have recently noticed something strange with my prius C. When I turn on the headlight dim light (antenna light), I can hear some grinding noise .

    Has anyone encounter this problem?

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  2. dig4dirt

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    Not sure what that is dim light is?

    DRL daytime running lamp?

    And where is the sound coming from?
     
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    BTW, wow for your location.

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    Please be more specific and provide way more details so we can help... Can you share a video of the sound?
     
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    Maybe using Google translate? Yeah, try rephrasing.
     
  6. Hartish Khoobarry

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    When you turn the headlight on. Turn the knob only once. I heard a sound from the back.

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  7. Hartish Khoobarry

    Hartish Khoobarry Junior Member

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    I have the sound on facebook... I couldn't post it here.

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  8. Hartish Khoobarry

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    When you turn the headlight on. Turn the knob only once. I heard a sound from the back

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  9. Hartish Khoobarry

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    rear window wiper activated?
     
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    Maybe means turning on the "parking lights", all the small lights, but not the main headlight?
     
  12. Hartish Khoobarry

    Hartish Khoobarry Junior Member

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    Not it's not...I have posted a video.
    Link below:



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    Not hearing much.
     
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    you have led and other stuff running on the 12v ?

    After market headlights?

    Might be some electrical feedback (not sure of true word)
     
  15. Hartish Khoobarry

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    Yep...I recently installed the el wire.. I guess I should disconnect it and give it a try

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    Yes that's what I'm hearing... The after market lighting is creating a noise, perhaps through the stereo? OR maybe it's the phone reacting to the frequency/noise of the lighting somehow?
     
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    Agree that it sounds like electrical noise (i.e., RF interference) rather than grinding. Does it sound the same if the sound system is off?
     
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    inverter driver for the EL wire could easily bleed into something else & upset the amplifier in your stereo.
     
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