I am hoping someone can help me out here. Several months ago, the defroster
in my 2002 ford Taurus started acting crazy. The thing wouldn't shut off,
as it blasts out heat at the highest temperature. After this happened, the
radio started acting crazy, too. Sometimes the radio doesn't even turn on.
Other times, I can't change the station or volume. So I have been driving
around with the defroster on all of the time and radio not working well.
So, I brought the car into the dealership, and they told me I needed to get
a new radio console located in the front of the car. They recommended I go
to a junk-yard, as new consoles cost nearly one thousand dollars. So, I
went on eBay and bought one. I brought the car back to the
dealership/service center, and they tried installing it. However, the
dealership told me the console I bought didn't work, so I must have
purchased a bad one. So, I went onto eBay and again bought another one.
This time, I bought the radio removal tools with it, and sure enough, when I
tried installing it myself, I still had the same problems with the defroster
and the radio. So, I thought I would buy another one from a rather
reputable radio dealer online (this one cost me $300, versus $20 for eBay
ones). Anyway, I went to install it today, and again, it didn't work! Am I
to think there must be something else wrong with the car besides the
console? Maybe a problem in the wiring? This is SOOOOO frustrating,
considering I spent money for the service center to originally diagnose the
problem, spent money on the 3 replacement radios, and spent money to have
the service center attempt to the install the first radio I bought on eBay.
Any advice would be appreciated.