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New Fords with LED headlights - anyone have issues

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Big Kahuna, Aug 24, 2021.

  1. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

    Jul 31, 2008
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    Are you saying does not care - as in you have no issues?


    Are you saying the system does not care for the wattage - as in it does not like the wattage and it causes issues?

  2. Justme

    Justme Sr. Member

    Jan 28, 2008
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    The system has no problems with 100 watts, no effects seen or heard, no lights blinking no OBD 2 notice.
    Tried antenna on the roof, and back in both cases the internal computers seem to be screened off quite well.
    I did not add anything ( ferrite) to the system since it was immune for HF with 100 watts on all bands.
    Didn't try 11 meter but 10/12/15/17/20/40/80/160, 6 meter 2 meter and 70 cm.
    No more bands on that radio to test ;)
    The car comes with all gadgets you can buy on it including good radio/nav system and a bunch driving aids factory installed, ESP/ Hill control, ABS, lane control, start/stop system etc even the build in camera I installed, dashcam 4 K with back camera didn't blink wile the back camera was 6 inches from the antenna.
    Radio was fed directly from the 75 Amp AGM battery.
    No further bonding of doors hood etc.
  3. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

    Apr 23, 2018
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    So Hyundai seems immune - per one testimonial.

    Does not say what levels of noise were tolerated...

    Topic was about Fords though - I should get out the "Help Radio" I Tried earlier to even see if it was feasible - still have Airbags and all the other stuff but noise made the radio pretty useless. See IF I can even give you more with the phone...

    I ran into problems with SYNC "dropping" USB sticks and then had to force to to reset to Factory to restore all functions - including USB.

    So mine does not have LED - uses Halogens OEM stuff.

    To Add:

    I did have codes PERNAMENTLY set in SRS from the time of the "Help" Radio test - came on and if you know how to access HEC The "test" mode can show you at about the 7th or 8th push on the "Trip Reset" will bring up codes shown stored. By the HEC, however it won't store them permanently there - but if you have SRS dash light like I had, the CODE stays within the module affected - because of subsequent diagnostics showed no more recurrences of the fault. Which will turn off the light but a ODB II scanner rated for SRS still let's you see these stored codes - which are erased by a wiping procedure similar to writing ECM to transfer the programs from one bad module to the new one. Costs about $200 bucks and dealerships claim to say they won't do the procedure so they offer to take it to a known shop in which has the tools for the process and can clear the codes.

    My Noise factor and the SRS light - got me to give up on an install easy enough. Some others have had some good success - like a Cobra HT head unit, which does fit, but little info on how well it works. They too use a Mag mount.

    I also have other ongoing issues with the Ford I have, but that can be read on other Forums.
    #18 Handy Andy, Aug 27, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2021
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