on the back of the radio, when you would slide it out of the console, there
is a silver mesh grounding strap bolted between the radio and a common
ground *the other end usually can't be seen easily*.
i'm not exactly sure how this affects the operation when it's cold outside
or not.. i'd figure it'd either be attached or not attached. i can't see an
electrical problem with the radio based on temperature. but at the same
time, it's not like the radio is powered by servos or something else that
don't work when it's cold outside.
i can't think of anything. take the radio out and make sure everything is
hooked up. :)
i think the problem is the radio itself. it has some kind of internal
defect where some kind of power lead perhaps contracted (since metal
contracts a little in cold weather) and cuts off the power to the rest of
i had the same problem with my factory radio in my 92 dodge spirit and so
i went and got an aftermarket radio and it works fine in all weather
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