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post #1 of 2 Old Aug 15th, 2011, 9:10 am Thread Starter
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Alternator and Spark Noise

I recently replaced my 02 LT with an 05 model. My new one has the V.O.I.C.E. II system installed and I hooked up my iPod through the AUX imput, but I am hearing all sorts of alternator noise whine and static from the spark plugs. It's hard to believe that BMW did not filter this properly. Is that the case or has something failed in the system? What can I do to get rid of this really annoying noise? On another note, how can I get my GPS sound to play through this system? It is not the BMW branded one, but a Garmin 2720, but it should still work as it has the BMW mount and connector. Apparently, that is not an option the way it was designed from what I have heard. Is there a way to connect it into the V.O.I.C.E. II?

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post #2 of 2 Old Aug 15th, 2011, 9:35 am
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Re: Alternator and Spark Noise

your bike must have a problem, I play both my ipod/iphone and my garmin 665 through the aux port on my 06 without any noise issues

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