Radio reception issue

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    I've got a 2008 gmc 1500, and the fm radio reception comes in fine when I am in park, but as soon as I put it in gear, the radio becomes filled with static and only some stations work. What could be causing this? could it be my HID's?
     
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    Unhook the hids and try if the static goes away then need to sheild them. But could be something else. Did do this before the hids were installed? Could be a knicked wire causeing interference. Is it just one station or all stations?
     
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    You have electrical /static issues ..but seems it should do it in park running also hmmm
     
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    No, I actually bought the truck 2 weeks ago with the HIDs installed. It is only the stations that originate from far away from me, the ones from closer come in fine. The farther away stations have been finicky in the other vehicles we have, but they still come in with the occasional static.
     
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    Sounds normal .
     
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    Thats normal radio then of those same stations are static in other cars. I have onw station here if I am lucky pick up barely and its about 30 miles away and ona good clear night I can hear it. Alot plays into effect on radio signal and with the digital that everything is going to is even more prone to interferance. Why digital cable gets blocky or sattilite gets blocky and funky thats the interference or the digital signal. Not like analog was.
     
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    I actually am positive this is not normal, because these stations come in fine when I am in park, but as soon as I put it in gear, I don't even have to move and its immediately static.
     
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    Then try the suggestion of disconnecting your headlights and trying it that way. Start eliminating possibilities one at a time. Is it a stock radio or aftermarket?
     
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    its a stock radio, but its got the bose sound system so I'm not sure if that makes a different?
     
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    No. Disconnect the headlights and try it. Why are you not listening to the advice given?
     
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