My radio goes all static when turn on the rear defroster

Asked by Aug 03, 2016 at 10:47 AM about the 2001 Honda Civic EX

Question type: General

It's a 2001 Honda Civic EX the dealer said to
clean the rear window and if that doesn't
work which it didn't then I need a new rear
windshield have you heard of this problem
before and you know the answer to fix it
without replacing the rear window

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Not on a Honda but did on a Lexus, it wound up being the alternator, when the higher demand came on for the defogger it set up a feedback in the electrical system, you would need a lab scope to see the noise. Don't know if yours is the same problem, it just sounded similar. You might try getting one of those engine noise capacitors and hook it up, cheaper than a rear window.

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