2011 corolla has static from radio when breaks are applied. Why?

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Asked by Feb 10, 2017 at 08:12 PM about the 2011 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When the breaks are applied the radio loses single and becomes static. Why?

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74,505

I am guessing a bad electrical connection in the brake light system. Arcing makes radio noise. Dielectric grease will reduce this problem so use it on all the connections.

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50,765

Metal on metal brakes will do that. Check the brake pads.

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50,765

and it is B R A K E S not B R E A K S !!!

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69,395

Some vehicles used noise suppressors on the brake system. Perhaps yours does. Just a thought. Check with your Toyota dealer. They should know for sure. HTH. -Jim

25,805

Try this: if the static only occurs when using the radio, and not when using a CD or an aux input, then it's the amplified antenna circuit that is being impacted, usually there is a noise suppressor on that circuit to keep it from picking up electrical discharges as random static. It may have a ground going bad. If you want to troubleshoot this yourself pick up a good wiring diagram for your car.

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